Drachm of Syracuse with head of Artemis, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

Greek
Hellenistic Period
278–275 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0470.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.789

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Artemis to right with earrings, bead necklace, quiver and garment at neck.
Bunch of grapes in left field.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Nike in double chiton flying to left, a crown in right hand and on left arm a tropaion.
In left field above, a cresent moon; below, a thunderbolt.
Inscriptions in Greek in right field and around at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund