Hemidrachm of Arkadia with standing Zeus

Greek
Late Archaic Period
490–480 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1243.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.94 gm.

Accession Number

04.899

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus standing full front, head to left, eagle with wings raised on right hand, phiale in lowered left hand. A knotted staff supports the himation under his left armpit.
Reverse: Female head (Artemis) to right with bead necklace, the hair bound in a small knot and held by crossed cords.
Inscription in Greek behind her head at the left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Cat. Sotheby, Moore Sale, no. 307 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 941); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund