Coin of Seriphos with head of Perseus

Greek
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
about 2nd–1st century B.C.


Mint: Seriphos (Aegean Islands)

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.5 mm. Weight: 1.44 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

65.769

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Perseus right, wearing winged helmet surmounted by vulture’s head.
Harpa in front?
Reverse: Harpa.
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