Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–450 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1249.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.902

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with swan’s neck back and foot stool, an erect sceptre in right hand; left hand on his knees. A mantle is wrapped about his knees.
An eagle is flying towards him.
Reverse: In incuse square female head to right with triple earring and necklace; the hair is held by crossing cords and gathered in a small round knot behind.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.

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. 947); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund