Stater of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

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


Mint: Lokris, Opous (Lokroi Opontioi)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 091.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 11.60 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

58.705

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, wearing earring and necklace, hair bound with a wreath of corn leaves. A dotted ribbon shows at the back of the neck.
Reverse: Ajax, son of Oileus, lunges to the right, wearing helmet and carrying shield with griffin on left arm, sword in right hand. At his feet, a broken spear.
On the thick ground line, letters (in Greek for Ajax?).
Inscription to left, upwards.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Zoumboulakis, Geneva, Switzerland; September 18, 1958: purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis for
$ 350.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour