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Stater of Knossos with head of Demeter or Persephone

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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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Knossos, Crete

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.396

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins