Coin of Tabae with bust of Dionysus (?)

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about 1st century A.D.

Mint: Asia: Caria, Tabae


Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 6.38 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Draped bust of young Dionysus (?) to right, wearing ivy wreath.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Poseidon standing to left, right foot on prow, holds dolphin on right hand and trident in left.
Inscription in Greek.


By date unknown: Arthur M. Woodward Collection; by 1962: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W.1 (sale of the A. M. Woodward Collection, September 27, 1962); purchased at the Woodward sale by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., February 13, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour