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. 0864.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.86 gm.

Accession Number

00.192

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of a bearded Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath.
Reverse: Within incuse square Herakles kneeling on right knee, shooting to right, wearing lion skin and chiton.
Head of a river god or Pan in the lower right corner.
Greek inscription at left.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund