Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0463.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.16 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund