Diobol of Thasos with head of Silenos

Greek
Classical Period
350–340 B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0867.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.639

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Double satyr head with pointed ears.
Reverse: In incuse square two volute kraters side by side, the one on the right inverted.
Inscription in Greek.

(Note the illustration in Brett catalogue shows the inverted krater at right with the letter theta in upper right corner of the square.)

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 505); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund