Stater of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone
Late Classical Period
about 369–338 B.C.
Mint: Lokris, Lokroi Opontioi
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0958.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.09 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing triple earring and bead-necklace, 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. Between his legs an inscription with his name and on the (rough) ground lies his spear. On the inside of the shield is a griffin, leaping to right.
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