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Oktobol of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Pyrrhos of Epiros

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left crowned with stalks of grain, below which the hair falls free. Beaded border. Reverse: Athena stands to left seen partly from behind, with crested helmet, spear in raised right hand, and shield (on which is a Gorgoneion) on left arm. At right [inscription],...

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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 Regling does not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 278–275 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0472.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.70 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins