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Hemidrachm of Lamia with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of youthful Dionysos to left with ivy wreath in flowing locks. Reverse: Amphora with ivy leaf above and small pitcher at right. [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–344 B.C.


Lamia, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0874.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.82 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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