Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–500 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Naxos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0301.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.75 gm.

Accession Number

04.469

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, with pointed beard and wreath; hair behind in thick mass; where neck is cut off, dotted line between two plain lines.
Beaded border between plain lines.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes, vine leaf each side.
Inscription in Greek.
Plain border.
Round incuse.

Provenance

1880: Catalogue Sotheby (Sparkes), lot 249 (according to Brett and Regling catalogues); 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. 270); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund