Stater of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 369–338 B.C.


Mint: Lokris, Lokroi Opontioi

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0958.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.09 gm.

Accession Number

00.219

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing triple earring and bead-necklace, 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. Between his legs an inscription with his name and on the (rough) ground lies his spear. On the inside of the shield is a griffin, leaping to right.
Inscription in Greek in the field.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund