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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus, 3/4 back view, seated to right, on a throne with swan's head back, eagle flying from right hand, sceptre in left. Double-struck. Reverse: Head of Artemis (?) as in 01.5498, with simple necklace. [inscription] [see media screen for inscription]


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, Early Classical Period, 480–450 B.C.


Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1247.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.67 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins