Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
310–306 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse (struck in Africa?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 034.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

62.640

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, long hair bound with wreath of barley.
Inscription in Greek at left, downwards.
Border of cables.
Reverse: Half-draped Nike stands to right, hammer in right hand, nail in left, reaching toward helmet on trophy beside her. In field at left, triskeles.
Inscription in Greek at left, upwards.
Border of dots.

Ruler Agathokles

Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 85- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour