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Tetradrachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, bearded, wearing wreath of ivy leaves and berries. Reverse: Herakles, bearded, wearing lion's skin, kneeling to right on right knee, drawing his bow; in the field at the lower right, a swastika; at the left, upwards an inscription in Greek. The whole in a...

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By date unknown: G. Locker-Lampson Collection (E. S. G. Robinson, Catalogue, no. 138); by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG Lockett, 1938, no. 1225); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 6, February 12-13, 1958, lot 1142); purchased at the Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., March 13, 1958, for £ 5,354/8/0 (this is the total price of 58.301-58.313)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 370–350 B.C.


Thasos, Thrace (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 075.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.08 gm. Die Axis: 8

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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