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Drachm of Melitaia with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Head of Zeus crowned with olive, to right. Below, olive-leaf and berry (?). Reverse: Incuse square. Bull grazing to right. In exergue, oak-branch with one acorn and leaves. [inscription] (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

Cat. Sotheby, Montagu, 1896, pl. v, no. 309; Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha, 1890, pl. i, 125. by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Melitaia, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0908.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.00 gm.

Accession Number

00.206

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins