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Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, with pointed beard and wreath; hair behind in thick mass; where neck is cut off, dotted line between two plain lines. Beaded border between plain lines. Reverse: Bunch of grapes, vine leaf each side. Plain border. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

1880: Catalogue Sotheby (Sparkes), lot 249 (according to Brett and Regling catalogues); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 270); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.

Mint

Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0301.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.75 gm.

Accession Number

04.469

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins