Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 330 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 9.53 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.682

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing earring and necklace, hair bound with barley wreath.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Pegasus flying left.
Greek letter below.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour