Stater of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone
Mint: Lokris, Opous (Lokroi Opontioi)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0957.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.12 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Persephone to left with wreath of grain leaves, triple earring and pearl necklace.
Reverse: Nude warrior (Ajax) striding to right on rough ground, a crested Corinthian helmet on his head, a sword in lowered right hand, and shield with nailed border, palmette and lion on left arm.
On the ground are a spear and a helmet in the form of a high cap.
Inscription in Greek at left and right.
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. 745); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund