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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.


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.


Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.75 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins