Tetradrachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

Obverse: Head of bearded Dionysos, profile to right, wearing an ivy wreath. Beaded border.

Reverse: Bearded Silenos squatting facing, head left, with pointed ear and long tail. Nude, with body full front, head profile to left. He holds a kantharos with his right hand, and leans on his left.

Inscription in Greek.

Engraver: The Aitna Master.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Tetradrachm of Naxos with head of Dionysos

  • Greek, Early Classical Period, about 460 B.C.
Mint
Naxos, Sicily
Dimensions
Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 17.07 gm.
Medium or Technique
Silver
Classification
Numismatics
Catalogue Raisonné
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0302.
Accession Number
95.103
On view
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery of Ancient Coins - 212C

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