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Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Dionysos

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

after 146 BCE

Artist:

Greek, minted in Maroneia, Thrace

About this artwork

The front (obverse) of this coin depicts a young Dionysos, Greek god of wine, facing right and crowned with an ivory wreath bearing two bunches of berries at his brow. His expression is serene, and his hair is shown rolled through side and back of the diadem, with several long locks curling down his neck.

On the back (reverse), Dionysos is depicted leaning lightly on a rod with a cloak over his left arm. With his right he presents bunch of grapes.

Status

On View, Gallery 150

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Dionysos

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

146 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ [Σ]ΩΤΗPOΣ ΜΑPΩΝΙΤ[ΩΝ]

Dimensions

Diam. 3.2 cm; 15.59 g

Credit Line

Gift of William F. Dunham

Reference Number

1920.717

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