Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1241.
Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.04 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund