Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 304–289 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0465.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 5.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.562

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with crested Corinthian helmet (on which springing griffin) earring and bead necklace; the hair loose below and about ear.
Reverse: Winged thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek above and below.
Monogram below.

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