Tetradrachm of Maroneia with head of Dionysos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
ca. 189/88-49/45 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Maroneia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0816.

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.17 gm.

Accession Number

01.5449

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to right, crowned with ivy; band across the forehead.
Reverse: Young Dionysos standing to left, his body nude, with his chlamys wound over his left arm. In his right hand a bunch of grapes, and in his left two short staves (?).
Greek inscriptions at left and right, in exergue, in field right and left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund