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. 0863.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.67 gm.

Accession Number

04.636

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, unbearded, with ivy wreath.
Reverse: In incuse square Herakles, bearded, kneeling to right on right knee with lion’s skin, shooting with bow and arrow.
At left inscription in Greek.
At right below, a lyre.
Square raised border line.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 501); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund