Coin of Kingdom of Bithynia with head of Dionysos, struck under Prousias II
about 180–149 B.C.
Mint: Bithynia (Kingdom)
Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 5.64 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour