Obol of Syracuse with head of Arethusa

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
480–479 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 031.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10.5 mm. Weight: 0.59 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

62.972

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Arethusa to right, wearing earring, necklace, and diadem. Border of dots.
Reverse: Wheel with four spokes.
Inscription in Greek within spokes of wheel.

Provenance

By 1962: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; November 14, 1962: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. for $ 35-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour