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

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Obverse: Head of Persephone, facing to right. Reverse: Athena, walking to left, with chiton, helmet, shield and lance; with inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0471.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.13 gm.

Accession Number

08.346

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins