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Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of Dionysos to right, with short hair, bound with ivy wreath. Hair at back is rolled. Border of dots, with beard extending beyond. Reverse: Silenos seated on the ground, almost full-front to left. Head to left. He holds a wine-cup in his right hand, and left rests on ground. ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 461–430 B.C.

Mint

Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0306.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm.

Accession Number

00.105

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins