Coin of Syracuse with head of Hieron II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 238–218/5 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0479.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.60 gm.

Accession Number

35.148

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Beardless head of Hieron II left, wearing diadem.
Reverse: Horseman prancing right wearing helmet, cuirass, and chlamys, holding couched spear in right hand.
Beneath horse: A in exergue: inscription in Greek

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)