Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus
Early Classical Period
Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1249.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with swan’s neck back and foot stool, an erect sceptre in right hand; left hand on his knees. A mantle is wrapped about his knees.
An eagle is flying towards him.
Reverse: In incuse square female head to right with triple earring and necklace; the hair is held by crossing cords and gathered in a small round knot behind.
Inscription in Greek at right and left.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 947); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund