Drachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos
about 530–510 B.C.
Mint: Sicily, Naxos
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0300.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 5.47 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Head of Dionysos to left, with pointed beard; long hair, bound with ivy-wreath, and border of dots at bottom of neck. Hair of beard dotted and reticulated, hair of head dotted.
Border of dots, between plain borders.
Die break across beard and neck.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes between two vine-leaves.
Inscription in Greek.
Border of dots within two plain borders.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Catharine Page Perkins Fund