Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
490–480 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1240.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.98 gm.

Accession Number

01.5489

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Zeus seated to left on a throne with no back. An eagle flying to left from his right hand, sceptre in his left.
Reverse: In incuse square head of Despoina to left, her hair long, straight, with a queue behind. She wears a fillet and a dotted necklace.
Letter in field at left and right.

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