Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical Period
461–430 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Naxos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0307.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.18 gm.

Accession Number

04.473

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos to right, with ivy-wreath and bunch of berries, hair in roll.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Bearded Silenos seated full front, head bent downwards; holding up kantharos in right hand, resting left hand on ground.
Inscription in Greek (retrograde).
Beaded border.
Round incuse.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund