Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros
Mint: Sicily, Syracuse
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0472.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.70 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone to left crowned with stalks of grain, below which the hair falls free.
Reverse: Athena stands to left seen partly from behind, with crested helmet, spear in raised right hand, and shield (on which is a Gorgoneion) on left arm.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
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
Regling does not list as Greenwell.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund