Hemidrachm of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone
Mint: Lokris, Opous (Lokroi Opontioi)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0960.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.62 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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. Between his legs, crest of a helmet. On inside of shield lion bounding right.
Inscription in Greek in the field at left.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund