Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus
Early Classical Period
Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1247.
Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.67 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Zeus, 3/4 back view, seated to right, on a throne with swan’s head back, eagle flying from right hand, sceptre in left.
Reverse: Head of Despoina facing 3/4 to right, with plain necklace, no fillet or earring, her hair in a series of waves, parted in the center and tied in a knot behind.
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