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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)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Syracuse, Sicily


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 9.21 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins