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Tetradrachm of Paros with head of Dionysos, struck under Aristode[m...]

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Obverse: Head of the young Dionysos to right, wreathed in ivy. Reverse: Female (Demeter Thesmophoros?) seated to left, on a cista mystica. She holds two ears of corn in her right hand, a scepter in the left. She wears chiton, and peplos over her lower limbs; her hair is wreathed with corn. ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades for $ 1325.00 (this is the total price for 60.1295-60.1297)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 150 B.C.

Mint

Paros (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 134.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 15.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1295

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins