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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Like 01.5492. Back of throne ends in a swan's head. Reverse: In incuse square [Greek inscription]. Archaic head of Artemis (?) to left, her hair bound by a broad fillet from which rise three leaves. She wears pendant earring and pendant necklace. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

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.

Mint

Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1245.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.07 gm.

Accession Number

01.5493

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins