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Stater of Lokroi Opontioi with head of Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Persephone to left, crowned with corn leaves, and wearing earrings and necklace. Reverse: Greek inscription. The Locrian Ajax, nude but armed with helmet and sword, advancing to right. On his shield a serpent. At his feet, a sword and helmet.

Provenance

By date unknown: Photiades Pacha Collection (sale of Photiades Pacha, Collection, Paris); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 387–338 B.C.

Mint

Opous (Lokroi Opontioi), Lokris

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0956.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 12.18 gm.

Accession Number

95.121

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins