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Drachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, unbearded; to left, with ivy wreath. Reverse: In incuse square Herakles, bearded, kneeling to right on right knee with lion's skin, shooting with bow and arrow; At left [inscription]. At right below, a lyre. Square raised border line. (see media screen for...

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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. 501); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0863.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.67 gm.

Accession Number

04.636

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins