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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with seated Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus enthroned, profile to left. Left hand holds sceptre. Above his extended right hand flies an eagle. Reverse: Greek inscription. Archaic head of Desponia, profile to left. Fillet about her hair which falls in dotted lines on her forehead. Necklace of beads. In incuse square. ...

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1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 490–480 B.C.


Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1241.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.04 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins