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

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Obverse: Head of Persephone, profile to left, wreathed with wheat, and wearing necklace and earring. Symbol, a cornucopia. Reverse: Biga, galloping to right. [Greek inscription].

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry. Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0474.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.19 gm.

Accession Number

97.389

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins