Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hiketas
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 9.22 gm. Die Axis: 3
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing earring, necklace and barley-wreath. Behind, stalk of barley.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Biga to right, driven by charioteer holding reins and whip.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour