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Drachm of Thebes with head of Demeter (?)

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Obverse: Veiled head of Demeter (?) left, wearing corn-ears and an earring. Reverse: A hero, Cadmus, advancing to right in full armor, shield on left arm, sword in right hand. At left, prow to right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1963: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, October 17, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Mint

Thebes, Boiotia

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.27 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

63.1518

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins