Drachm of Thebes with head of Demeter (?)

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Mint: Boiotia, Thebes

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.27 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

63.1518

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Veiled head of Demeter (?) left, wearing corn-ears and an earring.
Reverse: A hero, Cadmus, advancing to right in full armor, shield on left arm, sword in right hand.
At left, prow to right.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By 1963: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour