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Drachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hiketas

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Obverse: Head of Persephone left, wearing corn wreath, necklace and earring. At right, cornucopia. Inscription in Greek around left. Reverse: Biga driven by winged Nike right. Above, star. Inscription in Greek at right, below, and in exergue. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Modern...

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Provenance

1965: Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to MFA; accessioned by MFA, June 9, 1965

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 287–278 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter (including setting): 23.5 mm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.619

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins