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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2014.299
People
Hiketas, Greek (r. 288-278 BCE)
Title
60 litrai coin of Syracuse under Hiketas
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
287 - 278 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Syracuse (Sicily)
Period
Hellenistic period, Middle
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/351882
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gold
Metal
AV
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
4.27 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
decadrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • countermark: Minor die flaws and a little die rust on obverse, double struck on reverse.
  • Obverse Inscription: ΣΥΠΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ
  • Reverse Inscription: ΕΠΙ ΙΚΕΤΑΣ
Provenance
Robert Jameson (Paris). [Jakob Hirsch XIV, Munich, 27 November 1905), lot 234]. [Stack's, New York, 22 February 1989), lot 3]. Robert O. Ebert, North Carolina, (by 2009). [Gemini Numismatic Auctions V, 6 January 2009, lot 481]. through [CNG Auction 79, Lancaster, PA, 17 September 2014), lot 48], sold; [through B. & H. Kreindler Ancient Coinage, Melville, NY]; to the Harvard Art Museums.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Buttrey, Morgantina II, 3 D j
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, J.P. Engelcke Coin Purchase Fund
Accession Year
2014
Object Number
2014.299
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: head of Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace, torch to right.
Reverse: Nike driving biga right; above partially eclipsed moon?, dot in a circle below.

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