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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus seated to left on throne without back, an erect sceptre in raised left hand, an eagle flying from outstretched right hand. About his knees is a mantle. Reverse: In incuse square female head to left with earring, the hair in a roll behind and with peculiar lock in front. In...

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By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 946); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1255.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.93 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins