Drachm or hemistater of Boiotia with head of Persephone, struck under Philip V of Macedonia

Hellenistic Period
220–197 B.C.

Mint: Boiotia, Thebes (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 092.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.08 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Persephone facing three-quarters to right, wearing corn wreath.
Reverse: Poseidon, naked, standing facing, head to right, right hand on trident and left holding dolphin.
In field at right over Boiotian shield a monogram.
Inscription at left.
Ground line.


By 1957: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (Glendining auction October 4, 1957, lot 90); purchased at the auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., December 12, 1957 for £ 277- (this figure is the total price for 57.716-722)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour