Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hieron II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
275–216 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.43 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.687

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing earring, necklace, and wreath of barley.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bull butting left.
Club above.
Inscriptions in Greek 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