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Triobol of Naxos with head of river god

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Obverse: Youthful head of river god Assinos to left, with bull's horns, wreath of wild parsley leaves and short hair. Beaded border. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Bearded Silenos seated on ground full front, head to left holding up kantharos in right hand, in left hand, two pipes crossed....

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420?–403 B.C.

Mint

Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0310.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.97 gm.

Accession Number

04.474

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins