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Tetradrachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of young Dionysos, to right with a broad fillet across the forehead and an ivy wreath in his hair. Reverse: Greek inscription. Nude, youthful Herakles, standing towards left, club held inverted in right hand, lion-skin hung on left arm. In field, left, M. (see media screen for...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, After 146 B.C.

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0870.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm.

Accession Number

00.193

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins