Struck in Syracuse, 278 BC. Pyrrhus was a Greek king and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians, of the royal Aeacid house, and later he became king of Epirus. He was one of the strongest opponents of early Rome and regarded as one of the greatest generals of antiquity.
This coin was clearly derived from the gold staters of Alexander the Great.
Obverse: Head of Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYΡΡOY, (“of King Pyrrhus“) Nike with oak-wreath and trophy
Diameter: 19 mm
Material: 24k gold plated
Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.