Stater of Megalopolis with head of Zeus
about 363–362 B.C.
Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Megalopolis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1260.
Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.22 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
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