Didrachm of Naxos with head of Apollo
about 420–403 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Naxos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0309.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.43 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Obverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to right, hair rolled up behind.
In field left, a leaf and berry.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Silenos seated on the ground, almost full-front to right, head to left. Holds a kantharos by one handle in his right hand, and a thyrsos, upright, in his left.
At the right a herm (ithyphallic). At left an ivy leaf and berries.
By date unknown: Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection; by 1896: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Edward Herbert Bunbury Collection, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London, June 17, 1896, lot 364); probably purchased at Bunbury auction by Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund