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Coin of Syracuse with female head

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Obverse: Female head, wearing earring, to left. Behind, scallop. Reverse: Bull butting left. Monogram above. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monogram and inscription)


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, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 345–317 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily


Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.65 gm. Die Axis: 3

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The Ancient World


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