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Coin of Syracuse with head of Hieron II

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Obverse: Beardless head of Hieron II left, wearing diadem. Reverse: Horseman prancing right wearing helmet, cuirass, and chlamys, holding couched spear in right hand. Beneath horse, A In exergue: [inscription]

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 238–218/5 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0479.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.60 gm.

Accession Number

35.148

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins