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Drachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Hiketas

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Obverse: Head of Persephone, left. Behind, a torch. [inscription] Reverse: Biga drawn by Nike, right. Above, star. Beneath, ear of barley. In exergue, [inscription].

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 287–279 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0469.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.24 gm.

Accession Number

03.953

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins