Didrachm of Naxos with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
about 410 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Naxos

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 8.36 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1990.319

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left.
At right, laurel leaf and berry.
Inscriptions in Greek below (letter pi as signature of artist, Procles) and to left, upwards.
Reverse: Silenus squatting on ground, head turned left to raised kantharos, thyrsos in left hand.
At left, ivy branch. At right, herm.

Provenance

By date unknown: Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection; by 1990: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10021 (auction of the Hunt Collection, June 21, 1990, lot 241); purchased by MFA at the Sotheby's auction; accessioned by MFA, June 27, 1990

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour and gift of Mary B. Comstock