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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus seated to left on throne with swan's neck back and foot stool, an erect sceptre in right hand; left hand on his knees. A mantle is wrapped about his knees. An eagle is flying towards him. Reverse: In incuse square female head to right with triple earring and necklace; the hair is held...

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Provenance

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. 947); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1249.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.95 gm.

Accession Number

04.902

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins