Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus
Early Classical Period
Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1250.
Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.96 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Zeus enthroned full-front, head to left; bird flying from his right hand,
sceptre in left.
Reverse: In incuse square head of Despoina to right, her hair long, straight, with a queue behind. She wears a fillet and plain necklace.
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