Drachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hiketas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
287–278 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter (including setting): 23.5 mm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.619

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing corn wreath, necklace and earring.
At right, cornucopia.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Biga driven by winged Nike right.
Above, star.
Inscription in Greek at right, below, and in exergue.

Modern setting as a pin.

Provenance

1965: Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; accessioned by MFA, June 9, 1965

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection