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Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, with crested Corinthian helmet (on which springing griffin) earring and bead necklace; the hair loose below and about ear. Reverse: Winged thunderbolt. Above, [inscription] Below, [inscription]


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, Early Hellenistic Period, about 304–289 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0465.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 5.81 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins