Didrachm of Paros with head of Demeter

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Mint: Paros (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 133.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.83 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

59.481

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter to right, veiled and wearing a corn wreath.
Reverse: Inscription in wreath of ivy, with leaves and berries.

Provenance

By date unknown: Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG, no. 2628); 1959: with Glendining & Co., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1. (Glendining & Co. auction of Richard Cyril Lockett Collection, part 9, May 26, 1959, lot 2096); purchased by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London at Glendining & Co. auction, May 26, 1959; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., September 17, 1959, for £ 417/10/0 (this is the total price for 59.480-59.482)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour