Hemidrachm of Messene with head of Zeus
After 150 B.C.
Mint: Messenia (Peloponnesos), Messene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1185.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.28 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Zeus to right, fillet about hair.
Reverse: Within an olive wreath a tripod and an inscription in Greek.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund