Coin of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Dionysos, struck under Prousias II

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 180–149 B.C.


Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 5.64 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.774

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos to right.
Reverse: Centaur Cheiron right, playing lyre, wears wreath and chlamys (of animal’s skin).
At right: monogram.
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