Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Agathokles
Early Hellenistic Period
about 304–289 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0465.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 5.81 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with crested Corinthian helmet (on which springing griffin) earring and bead necklace; the hair loose below and about ear.
Reverse: Winged thunderbolt.
Inscription in Greek above and below.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund