Triobol of Naxos with head of river god

Greek
Classical Period
420?–403 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Naxos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0310.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 1.97 gm.

Accession Number

04.474

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youthful head of river god Assinos to left, with bull’s horns, wreath of wild parsley leaves and short hair.
Inscription in Greek.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Bearded Silenos seated on ground full front, head to left holding up kantharos in right hand, in left hand, two pipes crossed.
Inscription in Greek.
Round incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 278); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund