Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
317–310 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.681

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing earring, necklace, and barley wreath. At right, kantharos (?).
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bull butting left.
Greek letter above bull.
Dolphin to left above and 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