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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus seated to right on chair with back, his feet on a footstool. In lowered right hand is a thunderbolt, the left hand is raised holding a sceptre erect; and over the knees and left arm is his mantle. Above, an eagle flies towards him. Reverse: In incuse square a female head to right...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1251.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.79 gm.

Accession Number

04.900

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins