Diobol of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
317–289 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0455.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.42 gm.

Accession Number

08.338

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing wreath, earrings and necklace.
Reverse: Bull, walking to left.
Inscription in Greek above.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund