Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse (struck in Africa?)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 034.
Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm. Die Axis: 8
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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-)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour