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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]

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 5.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.562

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins