Coin of Syracuse with head of Zeus Hellenios, struck under Hiketas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
282–278 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 12.05 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.684

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus Hellenios left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Eagle to left, on thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek.

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