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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).


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.


Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.18 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins