Coin of Kardia with head of Persephone

Greek
Classical Period
Before 323 B.C.


Mint: Thracian Chersonesos, Kardia

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.43 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.712

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone right, wearing wreath of corn.
Reverse: Forepart of lion to left, tearing prey.
Below, barleycorn.
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