Sextans of Paestum with head of Persephone

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 268–89 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Paestum

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.72 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

65.845

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone right, crowned with barley.
At left, two pellets.
Reverse: Boar running right.
Below, two pellets and club.
Inscription in Greek above.

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