Stater of Pheneos with head of Demeter or Persephone

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
362–300 B.C.


Mint: Arkadia (Peloponnesos), Pheneos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1265.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.16 gm.

Accession Number

97.382

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Demeter, profile to right, wearing wreath of wheat, earring with five pendants, and necklace.
Reverse: Hermes hastening to left, wearing chlamys and petasos, looking at the infant Arkas, whom he carries on his left arm, and with caduceus in his right hand.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: purchased from Rhousopoulos); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund