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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus seated to left on a throne with no back. An eagle flying to left from his right hand, sceptre in his left. Reverse: In incuse square [inscription] and archiac head of Artemis (?) to left, her hair long, straight, with a queue behind. She wears a fillet and bead necklace. [see media...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 490–480 B.C.


Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1240.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.98 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins