Coin of Boiotia with head of Demeter, struck under Philip V of Macedonia

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 220–197 B.C.


Mint: Boiotia, Thebes (?)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.732

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter, three-quarters right, wearing corn wreath.
Reverse: Poseidon stands left, resting right foot on rock and leaning on trident
in left hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour