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Tetradrachm of Syracuse with head of Persephone, struck under Agathokles

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Obverse: Head of Persephone, profile to right, wearing necklace, earring and wreath of corn. Reverse: Nike standing to right, erecting a trophy composed of a post with helmet, cuirass, shield, and greaves. In field, triskeles. Inscription in Greek. [see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: M. Hyman Montagu Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Montagu Collection, pl. iii, 168); by 1897: 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, about 310–305 B.C.

Mint

Syracuse, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0462.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.15 gm.

Accession Number

97.419

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins