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Hemidrachm of Arkadia with standing Zeus

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Obverse: Zeus standing full front, head to left, eagle with wings raised on right hand, phiale in lowered left hand. A knotted staff supports the himation under his left armpit. Reverse: Female head (Artemis) to right with bead necklace, the hair bound in a small knot and held by crossed cords....

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By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Cat. Sotheby, Moore Sale, no. 307 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 941); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1243.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.94 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins