Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
about 317–310 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 16.5 mm. Weight: 3.11 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing earring, necklace and barley wreath.
At right, poppy-head. At left, dolphin.
Reverse: Bull butting left.
Monogram and Greek letter above. Inscription in Greek 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