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Rare Naxos Drachm
Pedigreed to 1980

372, Lot: 16. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SICILY, Naxos. Circa 461-430 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.01 g, 7h). Bearded head of Dionysos right, wearing tainia decorated with an ivy branch / Silenos, nude and bearded, squatting half-left, holding kantharos in right hand and resting his left hand on his knee, tail behind; all within shallow concave circular incuse. Cahn 56 (V41/R47); HGC 2, 990; SNG Lloyd 1152; BMC 9; Jameson 676; de Luynes 1064; Pozzi 507 (all from the same dies). Fine, deeply toned, a few minor deposits.

Ex Bowers & Ruddy (9 June 1980), lot 40.