Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1254.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.90 gm.

Accession Number

01.5497

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus seated to left, on a throne with a swan’s head back, mantle over lower half of body only, eagle flying from right hand, sceptre in left (not included in the coin).
Reverse: Within incuse square head of Despoina to right, her hair rolled up over her fillet, earring composed of three balls, and necklace.
Inscription in Greek around.

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