Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hiketas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
287–282 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 9.22 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.685

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Star above.

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