Drachm (?) of Thasos with head of Dionysos
Late Classical Period
about 345 B.C.
Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 076.
Diameter: 13.5 mm. Weight: 3.89 gm. Die Axis: 7
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Vine-wreathed head of young Dionysos to right.
Reverse: Herakles bearded and wearing lion’s skin, kneels to right on right knee and draws his bow; in the field at the right, monogram, all in rectangular frame.
Inscription in left field, within frame.
By 1961: Athens art market; February 8, 1961: purchased by MFA for $ 1,500- (this is the total price for 61.137 and 61.138)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour