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Coin of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Dionysos, struck under Prousias II

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Obverse: Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos to right. Reverse: Centaur Cheiron right, playing lyre, wears wreath and chlamys (of animal's skin). At right: monogram. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monogram and the Greek Inscription)


By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 180–149 B.C.


Bithynia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 5.64 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins