Hemidrachm of Messene with head of Zeus

Greek
Hellenistic Period
After 150 B.C.


Mint: Messenia (Peloponnesos), Messene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1185.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.28 gm.

Accession Number

01.5485

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus to right, fillet about hair.
Reverse: Within an olive wreath a tripod and an inscription in Greek.

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