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Hemidrachm of Heraia with head of Hera

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Obverse: Head of Hera to left, with stephane, and veil over back of head. Eye full front. Reverse: In incuse square [inscription]. Dotted zigzag lines above and below. (see media screen for inscription)

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C. or later

Mint

Heraia, Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1238.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.904

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins