Drachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hieron II
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0473.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm.
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, with crown of grain leaves; hair hanging loose in neck; behind the head a half moon with ends upward.
Reverse: Biga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, holding goad and reins. Inscriptions in Greek above and below.
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
Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund