Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical Period
461–430 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Naxos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0306.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 4.30 gm.

Accession Number

00.105

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Dionysos to right, with short hair, bound with ivy wreath.
Hair at back is rolled.
Border of dots, with beard extending beyond.
Reverse: Silenos seated on the ground, almost full-front to left. Head to left.
He holds a wine-cup in his right hand, and left rests on ground.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund