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Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, bearded, ivy wreath in hair. Hair in back in knot and tied with taenia. Border of dots, with beard projecting beyond. Reverse: Bearded Seilenos seated on ground holding kantharos to his mouth with right hand, resting left hand on knee. Around: [inscription]

Provenance

October 27, 1902: Hess Sale Catalogue, pl. iv, 619 (according to Regling); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from the sale of the Berlin cabinet); Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, May 10, 1906

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Greek, Classical Period, 461–430 B.C.

Mint

Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0304.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm.

Accession Number

06.2376

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins