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Drachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of a bearded Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Plain border. Reverse: Incuse square. Greek inscription. Herakles kneeling on right knee, shooting to right. He wears lion skin and chiton. In front of him a fly or cicada to right. Square border, plain, around the design...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 410/409–350 B.C.


Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0860.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.74 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins