Tetradrachm of Paros with head of Dionysos, struck under Aristode[m...]
about 150 B.C.
Mint: Paros (Aegean Islands)
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 134.
Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 15.71 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of the young Dionysos to right, wreathed in ivy.
Reverse: Female (Demeter Thesmophoros?) seated to left, on a cista mystica. She holds two ears of corn in her right hand, a scepter in the left. She wears chiton, and peplos over her lower limbs; her hair is wreathed with corn.
Inscriptions in left and right fields.
By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades for $ 1325.00 (this is the total price for 60.1295-60.1297)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour