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Drachm (?) of Thasos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Vine-wreathed head of the young Dionysos to right. Reverse: Herakles, bearded and wearing lion's skin, kneels to right on right knee and draws his bow; in the field at the right, lyre and monogram, all in rectangular frame. Inscription in Greek in left field, upwards. (see media...

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Provenance

By 1961: Athens art market; February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA for $ 1,500- (this is the total price for 61.137 and 61.138)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 345 B.C.

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 077.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.138

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins