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Drachm of Syracuse with head of Artemis, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

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Obverse: Head of Artemis to right with earrings, bead necklace, quiver and garment at neck. Beaded border. Bunch of grapes in left field. Reverse: Nike in double chiton flying to left, a crown in right hand and on left arm a tropaion. In left field above, a cresent moon; below, a thunderbolt;...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 278–275 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0470.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.27 gm.

Accession Number

04.789

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins