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Hemidrachm of Hermione with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter Chthonia, to left, wearing wreath of grain leaves, pendant earring, and bead necklace. Hair caught up behind, ends hanging loose below. Reverse: [inscription] in wreath of grain leaves. [see media screen for inscription]


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–322 B.C.


Hermione, Argolis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1234.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.72 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins