Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Sicily, Naxos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0301.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.75 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, with pointed beard and wreath; hair behind in thick mass; where neck is cut off, dotted line between two plain lines.
Beaded border between plain lines.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes, vine leaf each side.
Inscription in Greek.
1880: Catalogue Sotheby (Sparkes), lot 249 (according to Brett and Regling catalogues); 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. 270); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund