Drachm (?) of Thasos with head of Dionysos
Late Classical Period
about 345 B.C.
Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 077.
Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm. Die Axis: 9
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Vine-wreathed head of the young Dionysos to right.
Reverse: Herakles, bearded and wearing lion’s skin, kneels to right on right knee and draws his bow; in the field at the right, lyre and monogram, all in rectangular frame.
Inscription in left field, upwards.
By 1961: Athens art market; February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA for $ 1,500- (this is the total price for 61.137 and 61.138)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour