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Tetradrachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos, profile to right, wearing an ivy wreath. Beaded border. Reverse: Bearded Silenos squatting facing, head left, with pointed ear and long tail. Nude, with body full front, head profile to left. He holds a kantharos with his right hand, and leans on his left....

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 460 B.C.


Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0302.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.

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The Ancient World


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