Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
305–289 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0464.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.60 gm.

Accession Number

35.154

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, adorned with running griffin; earring, bead necklace. Hair loose below and about ear.
Reverse: Winged thunderbolt.
Above and below: Inscription in Greek.
Monogram below.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)