Pentonkion of Mamertinoi with head of Ares
about 220–200 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Messana (Mamertinoi)
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 11.79 gm. Die Axis: 3
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour