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Didrachm of Pantikapaion with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to right, crowned with ivy. Reverse: Within an ivy wreath a bunch of grapes, suspended, and [Greek inscription]. Above the wreath [inscription]. [see media screen for inscriptions]


From the collection of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, by exchange with E.P.W. (according to MFA Coin and Medal Register 1); 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 200 B.C. or later


Pantikapaion, Tauric Chersonesos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1351.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.44 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins