Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
310–305 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0463.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.16 gm.

Accession Number

04.561

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right with crown of grain leaves, pendant earring and necklace; hair falling free behind.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Reverse: Nike to left, with garment fallen below waist. Hammer in lowered right hand. Raised left hand on trophy.
In left field, monogram. In right field, triskeles.
Inscription in Greek in exergue.

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