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Drachm of Thasos with Silenos abducting nymph

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Obverse: A bald and bearded satyr, kneeling to right, carrying a nymph in his arms. She is clad in a long chiton. Reverse: Quadripartite mill-sail square, incuse. Surface dotted.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0856.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.73 gm.

Accession Number

00.189

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins