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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus, laureate, seated to left on a throne with a swan's head back. His mantle covers the upper as well as lower part of his figure. Sceptre in right hand, thunderbolt in left, the latter resting on his lap. An eagle flies towards him. Reverse: In incuse square, archaic head of...

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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 Archaic Period, 490–480 B.C.


Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1242.


Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 3.03 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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