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Stater of Kingdom of Epiros with head of Athena, struck under Pyrrhos

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Obverse: Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet, adorned with griffin; to left, owl flying; below: A Reverse: Nike flying left, holds oak wreath in right hand; on left arm a trophy; to left: bucranium. [inscription] (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)


By date unknown: Baron Pennisi di Floristella Collection, Acireale, Sicily; by 1948: with Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Suite 1209, 30 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.; March 11, 1948: purchased by MFA from Dr. Jacob Hirsch for $ 2,300.00

Credit Line

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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 278 B.C.


Syracuse (Sicily), Epiros (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2329.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.48 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins