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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to right with crown of grain leaves, pendant earring and necklace; hair falling free behind. [inscription], at left. Reverse: Nike to left, with garment fallen below waist. Hammer in lowered right hand. Raised left hand on trophy. In l. field, [inscription]. In r....

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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 Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 310–305 B.C.


Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0463.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.16 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins