Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical Period
461–430 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Naxos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0304.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm.

Accession Number

06.2376

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, bearded, ivy wreath in hair.
Hair in back in knot and tied with taenia.
Border of dots, with beard projecting beyond.
Reverse: Bearded Seilenos seated on ground holding kantharos to his mouth with right hand, resting left hand on knee.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

October 27, 1902: Hess Sale Catalogue, pl. iv, 619 (according to Regling); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from the sale of the Berlin cabinet); Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, May 10, 1906

Credit Line

Anonymous gift