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Hemidrachm of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to right, wearing bead-necklace and single pendant earring, her hair wreathed with wild barley. Reverse: Ajax and inscription as above, but his name omitted, the spear lies broken in two pieces, and on the shield a serpent insead of a griffin. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 387–338 B.C.

Mint

Opous (Lokroi Opontioi), Lokris

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0959.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.25 gm.

Accession Number

00.220

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins