Tetradrachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0868.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 1.70 gm.

Accession Number

04.642

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded head of Dionysos to right, with ivy wreath; hair down in two locks behind.
Reverse: Within olive wreath club to right with inscription in Greek above and below.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund