Thrace, Maroneia. AR Tetradrachm, struck circa 189/8-49/5 B.C. Obverse: Head of youthful Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Reverse: ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΑΡΩΝΙΤΩΝ Dionysos, nude but for chlamys draped over his left arm, standing left, holding grape bunch in his right hand, two narthex stalks in his left; flanking his feet, two monograms. Reference: HGC 3.2, 1556. Cf. Schönert-Geiss 1347-9 (dies not recorded). 13,55g; 31.5mm From the Vineyard Collection, ex I. Vecchi FPL 7, October 1997, 260. I really liked the style of this tetradrachm, it is late Hellenic and kind of 'barbaric'. Schönert-Geiss notes that this style is one of the last of the series, placing the mintage of this coin definitely in the early to mid 1st century BC. The same type minted in the 2nd century BC has a more artistic style compared to this coin. This type is similar to the late tetradrachms of Thasos island but this coin celebrates Dionysos as saviour rather than Herakles. Dionysos is widely visible on the coinage of Maroneia and is definitely an important, if not, the most important deity of the city. Please share your coins of Maroneia and Dionysos!