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Coin of Syracuse with head of Hieron II

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Obverse: Diademed head left. Reverse: Horseman to right, wearing helmet, cuirass, and cloak, and holding long spear. Beneath horse: (Inscription in Greek) In ex.: (Inscription in Greek)


By 1980: with Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., P.O. Box 3788, 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212 (Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc., auction 9, December 10, 1980, lot 109); purchased at auction 9 by MFA; accessioned by MFA, January 14, 1981

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 274–216 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily


Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 16.41 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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