Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1244.
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Zeus enthroned to left, on a throne with back, his body cut off just below the knees.
Eagle flies left from his right hand, sceptre in left.
Reverse: Within incuse square Archaic head of Despoina to right, her hair bound by a broad fillet, from which rise three leaves. She wears a bead necklace and no earring.
Inscription in Greek at right.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund