Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Greek
Late Archaic Period
490–480 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1241.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.04 gm.

Accession Number

95.143

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus enthroned, profile to left. Left hand holds sceptre.
An eagle flies above his extended right hand.
Reverse: Within incuse square Archaic head of Desponia, profile to left. Fillet about her hair which falls in dotted lines on her forehead. Necklace of beads.
Two Greek letters in field.

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund