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Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing earring, necklace, and barley wreath. At right, kantharos (?). Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bull butting left. Dolphin above and below. Also above: Greek letter A (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, 317–310 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily


Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 6.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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