Drachm of Pheneos with head of Demeter or Persephone

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
362–300 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Pheneos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1267.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.908

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter or Persephone to left with triple earring and grain leaf crown; hair in roll.
Reverse: Hermes seated to left on rocks supporting himself with left hand. He wears a chlamys and carries kerykeion erect in right hand.
Inscriptions in Greek at right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund