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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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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.


Naxos, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.97 gm.

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The Ancient World


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