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Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos to right, with ivy-wreath and bunch of berries, hair in roll. Beaded border. Reverse: Bearded Silenos seated full front, head bent downwards; holding up kantharos in right hand, resting left hand on ground. Beaded border. Inscription in Greek (retrograde).

Provenance

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. 277); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 461–430 B.C.

Mint

Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0307.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.473

Medium or Technique

Silver

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins