Stater of Pheneos with head of Demeter or Persephone

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 360–350 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Pheneos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1266.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

01.5506

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter or Persephone to right, wearing wreath of wheat; earring with five pendants, and bead necklace.
Reverse: Hermes rushing to left, looking back at the infant Arkas, whom he carries with his left hand, while holding a caduceus in his right hand.
Below: inscription in Greek
In field, between his legs: Greek letter

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