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. 0474.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm.

Accession Number

97.389

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone, profile to left, wreathed with wheat, and wearing necklace and earring.
Behind her head a cornucopia.
Reverse: Biga galloping to right.
Inscription in Greek below.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry. Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund