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Stater of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, wearing triple earring and bead-necklace, her hair wreathed with wild barley. Reverse: Greek inscription. Aias (Ajax), son of Oileus, youthful and nude advances to right, carrying a large round shield on his left arm, and grasping a sword in his right...

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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, Late Classical Period, about 369–338 B.C.

Mint

Lokroi Opontioi, Lokris

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0958.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.09 gm.

Accession Number

00.219

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins