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Coin of Tauromenion with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos, left. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Tripod-lebes. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

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 275–210 B.C.

Mint

Tauromenion, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.81 gm. Die Axis: 7

Accession Number

65.689

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins