Hemidrachm of Elis with head of Zeus

Greek
Late Classical Period
365–323 B.C.


Mint: Elis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1217.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.75 gm.

Accession Number

01.5483

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus, laureate, to right.
Reverse: Eagle standing to right upon capital of an Ionic column (?), wings closed.
Greek inscription on either side.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund