User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

Start collecting

Obverse: Like 01.5493; (figure of Zeus cut off just below the knees). Reverse: [Greek inscription]. Head of Artemis - archaic to right, her hair bound by a broad fillet, from which rise three leaves. She wears bead necklace and no earring. [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. 1244.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm.

Accession Number

01.5494

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins