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Didrachm of Naxos with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left. At right, laurel leaf and berry. Inscriptions in Greek below (letter pi as signature of artist, Procles) and to left, upwards. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions) Reverse: Silenus squatting on ground, head turned left to raised kantharos, thyrsos...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection; by 1990: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021 (auction of the Hunt Collection, June 21, 1990, lot 241); purchased by MFA at the Sotheby's auction; accessioned by MFA, June 27, 1990

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour and gift of Mary B. Comstock

Greek, Classical Period, about 410 B.C.

Mint

Naxos, Sicily

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 8.36 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1990.319

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins