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Didrachm of Naxos with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to right, hair rolled up behind. In field left, a leaf and berry. Border of dots. High relief. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Silenos seated on the ground, almost full-front to right, head to left. Holds a kantharos by one handle in his right hand, and a...

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By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 364); probably purchased at Bunbury auction by Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420?–403 B.C.


Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0309.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.43 gm.

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The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins