Drachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical Period
410/409–350 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0860.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.74 gm.

Accession Number

00.191

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a bearded Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath.
Plain border.
Reverse: Herakles kneeling on right knee, shooting to right, wearing lion skin and chiton.
In front of him a fly or cicada to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Incuse square. Square border, plain, around the design and inscription.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund