User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Stater of Knossos with head of Demeter or Persephone

Start collecting

Obverse: Head of Demeter or Persephone left, hair rolled and bound with corn-wreath. Reverse: Zeus seated left holding sceptre in left hand, patera in right. Maeander pattern around. Inscription in Greek at left. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By 1965: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6, & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., March 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 300 B.C.


Knossos, Crete


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 10.94 gm. Die Axis: 4

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins