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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 159. Estimate CHF1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 425-395 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.17 g). Boeotian shield. Rev. Θ Ε Head of Dionysos to right, bearded and wearing an ivy wreath. BCD Boiotia 442/4 var. (differing head of Dionysos). Lustrous, sharp and attractive. Good extremely fine.

From a collection in America.

Dionysos was one of the major gods in Thebes and his cult was celebrated by the placement of his head on a limited number of tetradrachm reverse dies. The quality of these heads is outstanding.