Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 317–310 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 3.11 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.680

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing earring, necklace and barley wreath.
At right, poppy-head. At left, dolphin.
Reverse: Bull butting left.
Monogram and Greek letter above. Inscription in Greek below.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour