Coin of Peparethos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical or Hellenistic Period
400–200 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly (Islands off), Peparethos

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.5 mm. Weight: 2.03 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.870

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos right, crowned with ivy.
Reverse: Kantharos, wreathed with vine-branch.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour