Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1252.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.77 gm.

Accession Number

01.5492

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus enthroned to left, on a throne with back and footstool.
Eagle flies left from his right hand, sceptre in left.
Reverse: Archaic head of Despoina to left, her hair wound around the fillet over her temple; necklace a plain band with a single pendant in front.
Inscription in Greek around.
Die defective above her head.

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