Pentonkion of Mamertinoi with head of Zeus
about 220–200 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Messana (Mamertinoi)
Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 10.98 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Warrior charges right holding spear and round shield.
Greek letter in field at right and Greek inscription at left.
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