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. 0862.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.69 gm.

Accession Number

04.637

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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

Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 326 [partial, not illustrated]); 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. 502); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund