Tetradrachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos
about 460 B.C.
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos, profile to right, wearing an ivy wreath. Beaded border.
Reverse: Bearded Silenos squatting facing, head left, with pointed ear and long tail. Nude, with body full front, head profile to left. He holds a kantharos with his right hand, and leans on his left.
Inscription in Greek.
Engraver: The Aitna Master.