Drachm (?) of Thasos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 345 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 077.

Dimensions

Diameter: 13 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm. Die Axis: 9

Accession Number

61.138

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour