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Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, adorned with running griffin; earring, bead necklace. Hair loose below and about ear. Reverse: Winged thunderbolt. Above and below: [inscriptions]

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 305–289 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0464.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.60 gm.

Accession Number

35.154

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins