Coin of Syracuse with head of Hieron II
about 238–218/5 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0479.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.60 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Beardless head of Hieron II left, wearing diadem.
Reverse: Horseman prancing right wearing helmet, cuirass, and chlamys, holding couched spear in right hand.
Beneath horse: A in exergue: inscription in Greek
Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)