Didrachm of Naxos with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
420?–403 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Naxos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0309.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.43 gm.

Accession Number

00.106

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to right, hair rolled up behind.
In field left, a leaf and berry.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Silenos seated on the ground, almost full-front to right, head to left. Holds a kantharos by one handle in his right hand, and a thyrsos, upright, in his left.
At the right a herm (ithyphallic). At left an ivy leaf and berries.
Plain border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 364); probably purchased at Bunbury auction by Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund