Pentonkion of Mamertinoi with head of Zeus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 220–200 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Mamertinoi)

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.98 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.671

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Warrior charges right holding spear and round shield.
Greek letter in field at right and Greek inscription at left.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour