Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1251.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.900

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus seated to right on chair with back, his feet on a footstool. In lowered right hand is a thunderbolt, the left hand is raised holding a sceptre erect; and over the knees and left arm is his mantle.
Above, an eagle flies towards him.
Reverse: In incuse square a female head to right with necklace, the hair in a hanging knob behind.
Inscription in Greek at sides.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund