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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, long hair bound with wreath of barley. Border of cables. Inscription in Greek at left, downwards. Reverse: Half-draped Nike stands to right, hammer in right hand, nail in left, reaching toward helmet on trophy beside her. In field at left, triskeles....

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Provenance

By 1962: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; September 19, 1962: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., for $ 85- (total price for 62.639–62.655 = $ 2300-)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 310–306 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse (struck in Africa?), Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 034.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27.5 mm. Weight: 17.18 gm. Die Axis: 8

Accession Number

62.640

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins