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Coin: ar tetradrachm

Museum number:
8-7576
Permalink:
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Accession number:
Acc.2642
Object count:
1
Description:
Coin: Tetradrachma, Silver, size: 31 mm., weight: 16.84 g., condition: Ex. Obverse: Head of Dionysos wreathed with wine leaves. Reverse: Standing Herakles (Farnese type) with lion’s skin and club. Inscription: HΡΑΚΛEΟΥΣ ΣΩΤHΡΟΣ ΘΑΙΩΝ. Herakles Soteros (Savior), in exerge: Thasos (Thrace).
Donor:
Arthur Ernest Gordon and Joyce Stiefbold Gordon
Collection place:
Thasos, North Aegean, Greece
Production place:
Thasos, North Aegean, Greece
Culture or time period:
Greek Hellenistic Period (323–30 BC) and Thracians (ca. 1000 BC-46 AD)
Collector:
Arthur Ernest Gordon and Joyce Stiefbold Gordon
Materials:
Silver (metal)
Person depicted:
Dionysus/Bacchus (Greek and Roman deity) and Heracles (Greek and Roman diety)
Inscription:
HΡΑΚΛEΟΥΣ ΣΩΤHΡΟΣ ΘΑΙΩΝ
Object type:
archaeology
Function:
7.5 Issued Currency and Associated Containers
Production date:
1st-2nd century BC
Accession date:
1970
Department:
Classical Mediterranean
Dimensions:
weight 16.84 grams and linear 31 millimeters
Loans:
S1990-1991 #31: Blackhawk Museums (May 1, 1991–August 11, 1994)
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