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Hemidrachm of Messene with head of Zeus

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Obverse: Head of Zeus to right, fillet about hair. Reverse: Within an olive wreath a tripod and [inscription]. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

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, Hellenistic Period, After 150 B.C.

Mint

Messene, Messenia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1185.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.28 gm.

Accession Number

01.5485

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins