Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone
Late Classical Period
about 330 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 9.53 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing earring and necklace, hair bound with barley wreath.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Pegasus flying left.
Greek letter below.
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