Coin of Syracuse with head of Zeus Hellenios

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 035.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.64 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

62.639

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate (beardless) head of Zeus Hellenios to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Eagle with wings open, stands on thunderbolt to left.
In field at left, A.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Line border.

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 10- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour