This type was first struck by Thasos, c. 168 – 148 B.C. Roman authorities struck imitatives, c. 148 – 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia. Tribal groups (mostly Celtic) struck imitatives from about 120 to possibly as late as 10 B.C. Coins of Class II are Thasos-type tetradrachms, but the quality of Dionysos has degraded. The legends are still recognisable, but the M-like Monogram is not always present.
Stylized and crude head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath and taenia
Herakles standing half left, nude but for Nemean lion’s skin on left arm, resting right hand on grounded club before him, left hand on hip, M-like monogram on inner left
Devolved legend imitating HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣΙΩN
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