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Tetradrachm of Maroneia with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to right, crowned with ivy; band across the forehead. Reverse: [Greek inscription], and in exergue, [Greek inscription]. Young Dionysos standing to left, his body nude, with his chlamys wound over his left arm. In his right hand a bunch of grapes, and in his...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 146 B.C.

Mint

Maroneia, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0816.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.17 gm.

Accession Number

01.5449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins