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Drachm

Features

Country Naxos (Sicily) (Sicily)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 461 BC - 430 BC
Value 1 Drachm (1)
Currency Litra
Composition Silver
Weight 4.30 g
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References Kraay&Hirm# 6,
Greek Coins
by Colin Kraay & Max Hirmer
(New York, 1966)
SNG Lock# 674
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Great Britain III, R.C. Lockett Collection
by Various authors
(London, 1938-49)

Obverse

Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath and with his hair tied in a krobylos at the back. Border of dots cut through by the beard, the krobylos and the wreath tips

Reverse

Nude and bearded Silenos squatting, facing but turning his head and upper body to the left towards the two-handled, stemless drinking cup he holds in his right hand, and resting his left hand on his left knee, turned forward, his animal tail curled out on the ground behind him

Lettering: ΝΑΧ ΙΟΝ

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (461 BC - 430 BC) 

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