Hemidrachm of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone
Mint: Lokris, Opous (Lokroi Opontioi)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0959.
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.25 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, wearing bead-necklace and single pendant earring, her hair wreathed with wild barley.
Reverse: Aias (Ajax), son of Oileus, youthful and nude advances to right, carrying a large round shield on his left arm and grasping a dagger in his right hand. He wears a crested Corinthian helmet. On the ground lies a broken spear. On the inside of the shield is a serpent.
Inscription in Greek in the field.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund