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Drachm of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Persephone right, wearing earring and necklace, hair bound with wreath of grain-leaves. Reverse: Ajax, son of Oïleus, naked, armed with sword, shield and crested Corinthian helmet, in fighting attitude right; on ground, spear. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. J. Templeman Coolidge Collection; gift of Mrs. J. Templeman Coolidge to MFA, November 13, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Templeman Coolidge

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 369–338 B.C.

Mint

Opous (Lokroi Opontioi), Lokris

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.84 gm.

Accession Number

47.1470

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins