Drachm of Achaian League with head of Artemis
Mint: Achaia (Peloponnesos), Aigion (Achaian League)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1183.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.45 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Artemis Laphria to left, wearing earring and bead necklace. Her hair is carried up to the crown of her head and caught in a knot.
Reverse: (Double-struck). Athena, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, aegis (?) and long chiton, charging to right with spear and shield. On the inside of the shield are reliefs representing a battle-scene.
In field, right, a bunch of grapes (?).
Inscription in Greek.
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