Pentonkion of Mamertinoi with head of Ares

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 220–200 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Messana (Mamertinoi)

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.79 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.672

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Ares to left. Behind, sword.
Reverse: Horse stands left, rider stands at side holding horse’s head with right hand, spear in left.
Greek letter at left in field and inscription in Greek at right.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour