Stater of Megalopolis with head of Zeus

Greek
Classical Period
about 363–362 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Megalopolis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1260.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.22 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

01.5501

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus, laureate, to left.
Reverse: Pan seated to left on rocks, over which is his mantle. Head turned 3/4 front to right. In his right hand he holds his knotted stick. At his feet is his syrinx.
At left: monogram. On the adjoining rock inscription in Greek, probably the artist’s signature.

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