User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Coin of Maroneia with head of Dionysos

Start collecting

Obverse: Filleted head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath. Reverse: Dionysos standing, head left, cloak wrapped around left arm, holds grapes in right hand, two stalks of narthex in left. Monogram in field at left. Inscriptions in Greek below and around. (see media screen for Greek...

Show Full Description

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, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Mint

Maroneia, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.5 mm. Weight: 8.55 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.711

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins