Signed Silver Tetradrachm from Maroneia - 120 BC

Silver tetradrachm from Maroneia, Thrace, signed by the 'M engraver'. Dating to the late 2nd - early 1st century BC. 

The front of the coin with the head of young Dionysos, wearing a wreath of ivy and berries. A tiny M on the headband between two ivy leaves. 

The back of the coin with Dionysos nude, holding grapes in his right hand, cradling narthex wands and drapery with his left. The inscription reading:

ΔIONYΣOY ΣΩTHPOΣ MAPΩNITΩN 

"Dionysos, Saviour of Maroneia"

 

Unnoticed until 2000, the tiny letter M on the headband of Dionysos must be the mark of the engraver who cut this obverse die. He had to have been particularly proud of his work and with good reason. This coin is of remarkably fine style, far superior to the the usual late tetradrachms of Maroneia. 

Signed Silver Tetradrachm from Maroneia - 120 BC. Silver tetradrachm from Maroneia, Thrace, signed by the 'M engraver'. Dating to the late 2nd - early 1st century BC.  The front of the coin with the head of young Dionysos, wearing a wreath of ivy and berries. A tiny M on the headband between two ivy leaves.  The back of the coin with Dionysos nude, holding grapes in his right hand, cradling narthex wands and drapery with his left. The inscription reading: ΔIONYΣOY ΣΩTHPOΣ MAPΩNITΩN  "Dionysos, Saviour of Maroneia"   Unnoticed until 2000, the tiny letter M on the headband of Dionysos must be the mark of the engraver who cut this obverse die. He had to have been particularly proud of his work and with good reason. This coin is of remarkably fine style, far superior to the the usual late tetradrachms of Maroneia. 

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