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Home ▸ Catalog ▸ |Themes & Provenance| ▸ |Gods, Non-Olympian| ▸ |Kore||View Options:  |  |  | 

Persephone (Kore)

Persephone, also called Kore, is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld; she was abducted by Hades, the king of the underworld.

Syracuse, Sicily, Agathokles, 317 - 289 B.C.

|Syracuse|, |Syracuse,| |Sicily,| |Agathokles,| |317| |-| |289| |B.C.||tetradrachm|
Although Agathocles was brutal in pursuit of power, afterward he was a mild and popular "tyrant." His grandest goal was to establish democracy as the dominant form of government for the world. He did not want his sons to succeed him as king and restored the Syracusan democracy on his death bed.
SH54900. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Lloyd 1494; M. Ierardi, Tetradrachms of Agathokles of Syracuse, AJN N.S. 7-8, 1996, 238, choice gVF, weight 16.445 g, maximum diameter 25.4 mm, die axis 180o, 305 - 295 B.C.; obverse ΚΟΡΑΣ, head of Kore left, wreathed in grain; reverse ΑΓΑ[ΘΟΚΛΕΙΟΣ], Nike standing half right raising trophy, hammer in right, triskeles at feet left; ex Tom Cederlind, ex Mnzen Und Medaillen List 260 (1965), #17; rare with head left; SOLD


Syracuse, Sicily, Agathokles, 317 - 289 B.C.

|Syracuse|, |Syracuse,| |Sicily,| |Agathokles,| |317| |-| |289| |B.C.||tetradrachm|
Although Agathocles was brutal in pursuit of power, afterward he was a mild and popular "tyrant." His grandest goal was to establish democracy as the dominant form of government for the world. He did not want his sons to succeed him as king and restored the Syracusan democracy on his death bed.

KOPAΣ is the Doric genitive of Kore, "the Maiden," an epithet of Persephone.
SH95923. Silver tetradrachm, Ierardi 171 (O43/R114), SNG ANS 672, SNG Mnchen 1263, SNG Fitzwilliam 1344, HGC 2 1536, VF, attractive barbarous style, light tone with dark spots, flow lines, bumps, scratches, die wear, weight 17.047 g, maximum diameter 26.5 mm, die axis 180o, Syracuse mint, 310 - 308 B.C.; obverse KOPAΣ (conterclockwise behind), head of Kore right, wreathed in grain, wearing earring and necklace; reverse AΓAΘOKΛEIOΣ (curving clockwise on left), Nike standing half right, raising trophy of captured arms, nude to the hips, hammer in right hand, nail in left hand, counterclockwise triskeles at feet on left, no ground line; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD







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