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Coin of Thessalonike with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos, wearing ivy-wreath, to right. Reverse: Goat standing right. Below, plow to left. Monograms above and at right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monograms and 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, After 168 B.C.

Mint

Thessalonike, Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 7.15 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.709

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins