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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)


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.


Melitaia, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.00 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins