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Drachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hieron II

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, with crown of grain leaves; hair hanging loose in neck; behind the head a half moon with ends upward. Beaded border. Reverse: Biga with horses galloping to left; driver, in long chiton, holding goad and reins. Plain border. Above, [inscription] below,...

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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 Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 274–216 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0473.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.563

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins