Drachm of Tabai with head of Dionysos, struck under Kettas (?)

Greek
Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
81–1 B.C.


Mint: Caria, Tabai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1993.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 3.42 gm.

Accession Number

01.5602

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to right, wearing an ivy wreath, and a band across the forehead.
Reverse: Homonoia wearing a kalathos on her head, and a long chiton, standing to left, holding a patera in her extended right hand, and a cornucopia in her left.
At left and right inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 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