Stater 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. 0468.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.68 gm.

Accession Number

97.400

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, wearing necklace, earring, and uncrested Corinthian helmet. Hair loose behind.
Behind head: Greek letter theta
Reverse: Pegasos leaping to left, only one wing showing.
Above, an eight-pointed star.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund