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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 148 BCE

Artist:

Greek; Thasos

About this artwork

The front of this coin depicts the god Dionysos wearing a crown of ivy leaves.

On the back the hero Herakles is depicted wearing his signature lion skin cloak and holding a club.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Greek

Title

Tetradrachm (Coin) Depicting the God Dionysos

Origin

Thásos

Date

148 BCE

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Reverse: ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ

Dimensions

Diam. 3.2 cm; 15.61 g

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William Nelson Pelouze

Reference Number

1923.1177

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