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Drachm of Pheneos with head of Demeter or Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Demeter or Persephone to left with triple earring and grain leaf crown; hair in roll. Reverse: Hermes seated to left on rocks supporting himself with left hand. He wears a chlamys and carries kerykeion erect in right hand. At right [inscription]. At left [inscription]. (see...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Pheneos, Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1267.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.908

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins