Stater of Knossos with head of Demeter or Persephone

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300 B.C.


Mint: Crete, Knossos

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.94 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number

65.396

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter or Persephone left, hair rolled and bound with corn-wreath.
Reverse: Zeus seated left holding sceptre in left hand, patera in right.
Maeander pattern around.
Inscription in Greek at left.

Provenance

By 1965: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour