Drachm of Melitaia with head of Zeus

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Melitaia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0908.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.00 gm.

Accession Number

00.206

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus crowned with olive, to right.
Below, olive-leaf and berry (?).
Reverse: Incuse square. Bull grazing to right.
Inscription in Greek above bull.
In exergue, oak-branch with one acorn and leaves.

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, 1896, pl. v, no. 309; Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha, 1890, pl. i, 125.

by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund