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Coin of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hiketas

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Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing earring, necklace and barley-wreath. Behind, stalk of barley. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Biga to right, driven by charioteer holding reins and whip. Star above. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 287–282 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.5 mm. Weight: 9.22 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.685

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins