Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hieron II
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.43 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing earring, necklace, and wreath of barley.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bull butting left.
Inscriptions in Greek 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