Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Archaic Period
about 530–510 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Naxos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0300.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 5.47 gm.

Accession Number

00.104

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, with pointed beard; long hair, bound with ivy-wreath, and border of dots at bottom of neck. Hair of beard dotted and reticulated, hair of head dotted.
Border of dots, between plain borders.
Die break across beard and neck.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes between two vine-leaves.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots within two plain borders.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund