Tetradrachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 168–148 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0869.

Dimensions

Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.643

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to right with fillet across forehead, ivy wreath in hair; hair falling in locks behind.
Reverse: Nude Herakles standing full front, head to left; right hand on club, which stands on round stone? On left arm the lion’s skin.
Inscriptions in Greek at right downwards, left downwards, and in exergue.
Monogram in field at left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund