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Coin of Syracuse with bust of Artemis, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, wearing earring and necklace, quiver over shoulder. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Winged thunderbolt. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 306–289 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.21 gm.

Accession Number

65.677

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins