1/4 stater (hemidrachm) of Thasos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical Period
410/9–350 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0859.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.02 gm.

Accession Number

04.635

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, unbearded; two locks of hair in his neck.
Reverse: In incuse square bearded Herakles in lion’s skin, kneeling to right on line and shooting with bow and arrow; club resting against left knee.
Inscription in Greek backwards beginning at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Collection; 1878: Sotheby Sale (Subhi Pacha), no. 1129 (according to Regling and Brett catalogues); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 499); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund