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Coin of Tabae with bust of Dionysus (?)

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Obverse: Draped bust of young Dionysus (?) to right, wearing ivy wreath. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Poseidon standing to left, right foot on prow, holds dolphin on right hand and trident in left. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about 1st century A.D.

Mint

Tabae, Asia: Caria

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 6.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.3030

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins