Hemidrachm of Hermione with head of Demeter

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
350–322 B.C.


Mint: Argolis (Peloponnesos), Hermione

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1234.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.72 gm.

Accession Number

01.5487

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter Chthonia, to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, pendant earring, and bead necklace. Hair caught up behind, ends hanging loose below.
Reverse: Monogram within wreath of grain leaves.

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