About This Artwork

Greek, minted in Syracuse, Sicily

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the Goddess Persephone, 310/307 BC

Diam. 2.8 cm; 17.02 g
Obverse: ΚΟΡΑΣ
"Coin of Kore"
"Coin of Agathocles"

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson, 1922.4908

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

The Art Institute of Chicago, Ancient Art Galleries, Gallery 155, 1994 - February 22, 2004 and May 16, 2004 - February 2012.

Houston, TX, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston "The Centaur’s Smile: The Human Animal in Early Greek Art" February 22 – May 16, 2004.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Of Gods and Glamour: The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151, November 11, 2012 - present.

Publication History

Karen B. Alexander, "From Plaster to Stone: Ancient Art at the Art Institute of Chicago," in Recasting the Past: Collecting and Presenting Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago, by Karen Manchester (Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press, 2012), p. 29.

Theresa Gross-Diaz, in John Griffiths Pedley, Greek Art, Museum Studies: Ancient Art at The Art Institute of Chicago 20, no. 1 (1994), p. 53 (ill.), no. 36.

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