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Coin of Syracuse with head of Zeus Hellenios

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Obverse: Laureate (beardless) head of Zeus Hellenios to right. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle with wings open, stands on thunderbolt to left. Line border. In field at left, A. Inscription in Greek at left. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 10- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 035.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 9.64 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins