About This Artwork

Greek, minted in Syracuse, Sicily

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

Silver
Diam. 2.8 cm; 17.02 g
Obverse: ΚΟΡΑΣ
"Coin of Kore"
Reverse: [ΑΓΑΘΟ]ΚΛΕΙΟΣ
"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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