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Stater of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to right, wearing necklace, earring, and [inscription] uncrested Corinthian helmet. Hair loose behind. Behind head [inscription]. Reverse: Pegasos leaping to left, only one wing showing. Above, an eight-pointed star.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0468.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.68 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins