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Stater of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left with wreath of grain leaves, triple earring and pearl necklace. Reverse: Nude warrior (Ajax) striding to right on rough ground, a crested Corinthian helmet on his head, a sword in lowered right hand, and shield with nailed border, palmette and lion on left...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 745); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 387–338 B.C.

Mint

Opous (Lokroi Opontioi), Lokris

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0957.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.12 gm.

Accession Number

04.796

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins