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:

mid–2nd century BC

Artist:

Greek, minted in Maroneia, Thrace

About this artwork

This coin depicts Dionysos crowned with ivy leaves, one of the attributes (along with the grapes he holds on the coin’s reverse) which identifies him as the god of wine. He is believed to have come from Thrace, where this coin was minted.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Dionysos

Origin

Greece

Date

150 BC–100 BC

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

Diam. 3.4 cm; 16.60 g

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Crane Chadbourne

Reference Number

1940.10

Extended information about this artwork

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