Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1250.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.96 gm.

Accession Number

01.5491

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus enthroned full-front, head to left; bird flying from his right hand,
sceptre in left.
Reverse: In incuse square head of Despoina to right, her hair long, straight, with a queue behind. She wears a fillet and plain necklace.
Inscription in Greek.

Coin pierced.

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