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Hemidrachm of Perinthos with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter, wreathed with wheat, to left. Beneath, grain of wheat. Reverse: Fore-parts of two horses, back to back, joined. Below [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, Late Classical Period, 350 B.C.

Mint

Perinthos, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0819.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.28 gm.

Accession Number

01.5450

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins