Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1255.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.901

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, an erect sceptre in raised left hand, an eagle flying from outstretched right hand. About his knees is a mantle.
Reverse: In incuse square female head to left with earring, the hair in a roll behind and with peculiar lock in front.
Inscription in corners.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 946); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund