Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

Greek
Hellenistic Period
278–275 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Syracuse

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0472.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.791

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left crowned with stalks of grain, below which the hair falls free.
Beaded border.
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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund