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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, Hiketas, 287 - 278 B.C.

|Syracuse|, |Syracuse,| |Sicily,| |Hiketas,| |287| |-| |278| |B.C.|, |AE| |23|
Hicetas was the tyrant of Syracuse for about nine years. The only recorded events during his rule are his victory over Phintias, tyrant of Agrigentum, and his defeat to the Carthaginians at the river Terias. He was expelled from Syracuse by Thynion shortly before Pyrrhus arrived in Sicily.
GB66880. Bronze AE 23, Calciati II p. 263, 125; SGCV I 1209, EF, weight 11.121 g, maximum diameter 22.4 mm, die axis 0o, Syracuse mint, 287 - 278 B.C.; obverse ΣYPAKOΣΩN, head of Kore left, wreathed in grain; reverse Nike diving biga right, whip in right, reins in left; SOLD


Syracuse, Sicily, Hiketas II, 287 - 278 B.C.

|Syracuse|, |Syracuse,| |Sicily,| |Hiketas| |II,| |287| |-| |278| |B.C.|, |litra|
Persephone (Kore) was the embodiment of the Earth's fertility, Queen of the Underworld, daughter of Demeter and Zeus and the consort of Hades.
GI76953. Bronze litra, SNG ANS 763 var. (obv. control torch); Calciati II p. 259, 123 var. (rev. controls not listed); SNG Cop 806 var. (head right, torch); HGC 2 1466 (S), VF, tight flan, die wear, weight 9.131 g, maximum diameter 24.2 mm, Syracuse mint, 287 - 283 B.C.; obverse ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, head of Kore left, wreathed in grain, star of eight rays above, stalk of grain (control symbol) behind; reverse Nike diving fast biga right, whip in right, reins in left, star above, YE ligature (control symbol) and X (control letter) in exergue; rare variant; SOLD


Syracuse, Sicily, Hiketas, 287 - 278 B.C.

|Syracuse|, |Syracuse,| |Sicily,| |Hiketas,| |287| |-| |278| |B.C.|, |AE| |23|
Persephone (Kore) was the embodiment of the Earth's fertility, Queen of the Underworld, daughter of Demeter and Zeus and the consort of Hades.
GB63739. Bronze AE 23, SNG ANS 763; Calciati II p. 259, 123 var. (controls), Nice VF, glossy "Tiber" patina, weight 8.261 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 0o, Syracuse mint, 287 - 283 B.C.; obverse ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, head of Kore left, wreathed in grain, stalk of grain (control symbol) behind; reverse Nike diving fast biga right, whip in right, reins in left, star above, YE ligature (control symbol) and X (control letter) in exergue; rare variant; SOLD







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