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Diobol of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Persephone, facing to left. Reverse: Bull, facing to left; with inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 317–289 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0455.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 1.42 gm.

Accession Number

08.338

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins