Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.18 gm. Die Axis: 6
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing earring, necklace, and barley wreath. At right, kantharos (?).
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bull butting left.
Greek letter above bull.
Dolphin to left above and 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