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Tetradrachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Bearded head of Dionysos to right, with ivy wreath; hair down in two locks behind. Reverse: Club to right [inscription] above and below surrounded by olive wreath.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Mint

Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0868.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins