Drachm of Achaian League with head of Artemis

Greek
Classical Period
370–360 B.C.


Mint: Achaia (Peloponnesos), Aigion (Achaian League)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1183.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.45 gm.

Accession Number

01.5452

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Artemis Laphria to left, wearing earring and bead necklace. Her hair is carried up to the crown of her head and caught in a knot.
Reverse: (Double-struck). Athena, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, aegis (?) and long chiton, charging to right with spear and shield. On the inside of the shield are reliefs representing a battle-scene.
In field, right, a bunch of grapes (?).
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund