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Hemidrachm of Hermione with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter Chthonia, to left, wearing necklace, and wreath of wheat. Reverse: [inscription] in wreath of wheat. [see media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Bunbury 1121) 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Hermione, Argolis (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1235.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.81 gm.

Accession Number

97.442

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins