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Tetradrachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos to right, with broad band in hair decorated with ivy. Beaded border. Reverse: Bearded Silenos seated on rocky ground, full front, head to left, with pointed ears and horse's tail. He holds up kantharos in right hand and with left hand holds thyrsos. At the left...

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 430–420 B.C.

Mint

Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0308.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number

04.472

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins