Drachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos
Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0862.
Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.69 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos to left, with ivy wreath.
Reverse: In incuse square bearded Herakles in lion’s skin kneeling to right on right knee and shooting with bow and arrow.
At right amphora.
Inscription in Greek beginning at left.
Square raised border line.
By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 326 [partial, not illustrated]); 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. 502); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund