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. 078.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 4.28 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

61.374

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Vine-wreathed head of the young Dionysos to the left, corkscrew curls falling down behind.
Reverse: Herakles, bearded and wearing lion’s skin, kneels to right on right knee and draws his bow, club against his left knee; in the field at the right, Greek letter, all in rectangular frame.
Inscription in left field, upwards.

Provenance

By 1961: on the art market in Athens; May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA for $ 2500-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour