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Diobol of Thasos with head of Silenos

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Obverse: Double satyr head with pointed ears. Reverse: In incuse aquare two volute kraters, the inscription beginning above at right. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 505); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 350–340 B.C.

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0867.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.639

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins