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Drachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

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

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Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 326 [partial, not illustrated]); 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. 502); 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. 0862.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.637

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins