Tetradrachm of Thasos with head of Dionysos
about 168–148 B.C.
Mint: Thrace (Islands off), Thasos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0869.
Diameter: 35 mm. Weight: 16.81 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to right with fillet across forehead, ivy wreath in hair; hair falling in locks behind.
Reverse: Nude Herakles standing full front, head to left; right hand on club, which stands on round stone? On left arm the lion’s skin.
Inscriptions in Greek at right downwards, left downwards, and in exergue.
Monogram in field at left.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund