Stater of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

Greek
Classical Period
387–338 B.C.


Mint: Lokris, Opous (Lokroi Opontioi)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0956.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.18 gm.

Accession Number

95.121

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, crowned with corn leaves, and wearing earring and necklace.
Reverse: The Locrian Ajax, nude but armed with helmet and sword, advancing to right. On his shield a serpent. At his feet, a sword and helmet.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Photiades Pacha Collection (sale of Photiades Pacha, Collection, Paris); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund