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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.43 gm.

Accession Number

00.106

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins