Tetradrachm of Paros with head of Dionysos, struck under Aristode[m...]

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 150 B.C.


Mint: Paros (Aegean Islands)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 134.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 15.71 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

60.1295

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour