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Stater of Syracuse with head of Athena, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Athena, to right, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, on the upper part of which is a griffin running to right. She wears also a necklace. Reverse: Pegasos, with pointed wing, flying to left. Between his legs a triskelis of human legs. Inscription in Greek.

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 317–310 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0461.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 8.44 gm.

Accession Number

00.120

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins