A 19th Century Grand Tour Wax Coin Impression. Ancient Greek Tetradrachm.
An Early 19th Century Grand Tour Wax Coin Impression Of An Ancient Greek Tetradrachm Of Roman Macedonian Thasos, "Thasian" Type, c.148-80 B.C.
8cm wide overall.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos wearing taenia and wreath of flowering ivy. Reverse: Herakles standing, nude with a Nemean lion's skin draped on left arm, his hand rested on an upturned club.
The wax Impression laid to resin within its original card slip, numbered in ink "487".
There is some minor wear to the card as expected with age, a hairline crack through the centre of the wax and resin, also a thin small hairline to the reverse of the coin. An attractive and very decorative piece.
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