Stater of Nagidos with head of Dionysos

Greek
Classical Period
390–386 B.C.


Mint: Cilicia, Nagidos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2120.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 10.38 gm.

Accession Number

01.5640

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing an ivy wreath with four bunches of berries.
Border of dots
Reverse: Head of Aphrodite to right, in sphendone and ampyx; curly hair over ampyx and on temple, ends escaping upwards and above sphendone; pointed earring; dotted necklace.
Above right, downwards, initials of artist’s signature (?).
Inscription in Greek (off flan).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund