Hemidrachm of Lokroi Hypoknemidioi with head of Persephone

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
338–300 B.C.


Mint: Lokris, Lokroi Hypoknemidioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0961.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.43 gm.

Accession Number

00.222

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, wearing bead-necklace and single pendant earring, her hair wreathed with wild barley.
Reverse: Aias (Ajax), son of Oileus, youthful and nude advances to right, carrying a large round shield on his left arm and grasping a dagger in his right hand. He wears a crested Corinthian helmet.
Inscription in Greek at left and monogram between his legs.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund