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Stater of Pheneos with head of Demeter or Persephone

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Obverse: Head of Demeter or Persephone to right, wearing wreath of wheat; earring with five pendants, and bead necklace. Reverse: Hermes rushing to left, looking back at the infant Arkas, whom he carries with his left hand, while holding a caduceus in his right hand. Below: inscription in...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 360–350 B.C.

Mint

Pheneos, Arkadia (Peloponnesos)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1266.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.18 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

01.5506

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins