Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

Greek
Hellenistic Period
278–275 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0471.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.13 gm.

Accession Number

08.346

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone, wearing a corn wreath and facing to right.
At left, trident-head downward.
Reverse: Athena, walking to left wearing chiton and helmet, with shield on left arm and lance in right hand.
Thunderbolt in field at left.
Inscriptions in Greek around and in field at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund