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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)


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 168 B.C.


Thessalonike, Macedonia


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

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The Ancient World


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