Coin of Messana with head of Pelorias
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 357–287 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Messana (Zankle)
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 7.04 gm. Die Axis: 3
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of nymph Pelorias wearing corn-wreath to right
In front two (?) dolphins. Possible traces of inscription in Greek behind.
Reverse: Zeus (?) or Pheraemon hurling thunderbolt or spear to right.
At right, tripod-lebes.
Inscription in Greek.
By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour