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Drachm (?) of Thasos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Vine-wreathed head of the young Dionysos to the left, corkscrew curls falling down behind. Reverse: Herakles, bearded and wearing lion's skin, kneels to right on right knee and draws his bow, club against his left knee; in the field at the right, Greek letter theta, all in rectangular...

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Provenance

By 1961: on the art market in Athens; May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA for $ 2500-.

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. 078.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

61.374

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins