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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)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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

Mint

Bithynia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.774

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins