Old Pueblo Coin – Tucson, AZ

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Dionysys Silver Tetradrachm

Our Coin of the Week is this Silver Tetradrachm from the Greek Isle of Thasos struck over 2100 years ago, sometime between the 2nd and 1st century B.C.

The obverse features the face of Dionysus, while the reverse features a naked Heracles holding a club and lion’s skin.

This specimen has been graded Choice Extra Fine by NGC Ancients with a 5/5 strike and 3/5 surface. 

Silver Tetradrachm reverse - Dionysus      Silver Tetradrachm obverse - Heracles
Silver Tetradrachm - NGC Ancients slab                Silver Tetradrachm - NGC Ancients slab reverse

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