Drachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hieron II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
274–216 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0473.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.563

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Biga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, holding goad and reins. Inscriptions in Greek above and below.
Plain border.

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

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund