Drachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hiketas

Greek
Hellenistic Period
287–279 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0469.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.24 gm.

Accession Number

03.953

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone, left, wearing wreath, necklace, and earring.
Behind, a torch.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Biga driven by Nike, right.
Above, star. Beneath, ear of corn.
In exergue: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900