Naxos. Hemidrachm circa 420, AR 1.99 g. Ivy-wreathed head of river god Assinos l. Rev. Silenus squatting facing, head l., holding cantharus in r. hand and branch in l. BMC 24 (these dies). Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 22. Jameson 638. SNG Lloyd 1160. Campana 23 (this coin listed). Cahn 117.2.
Very rare. A superb portrait and an exceptionally detailed reverse composition. Struck
on a very broad flan and with lovely old cabinet tone. Surface somewhat porous,
otherwise about extremely fine / extremely fine
Ex NAC 9, 1996, 184 and Triton I, 1997, 284 sales. From the A.D.M. Collection
|Price realized||6'000 CHF|
|Starting price||4'000 CHF|