Triens of Paestum with head of Dionysos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 268–89 B.C.


Mint: Lucania, Paestum

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.64 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

65.653

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wearing wreath. At left: four dots and three wheat ears joined (?).
Reverse: Cornucopia. At left: four dots.
At right: inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour