Coin of Syracuse with head of Athena
After 212 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 4.06 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Nike facing, wings spread, kneels with left knee on back of prostrate bull which she is about to sacrifice with a sword, held in her right hand.
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