Didrachm of Pantikapaion with head of Dionysos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
200 B.C. or later


Mint: Tauric Chersonesos, Pantikapaion

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1351.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 8.44 gm.

Accession Number

01.5451

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to right, crowned with ivy.
Reverse: Within an ivy wreath a bunch of grapes, suspended, and Greek inscription. Monogram above the wreath

Provenance

From the collection of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, by exchange with E.P.W. (according to MFA Coin and Medal Register 1); 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund