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Greece (ancient) - Sicily. Naxos. AR Litra, c. 461-430 BC. - Silver

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Greece (ancient) - Sicily. Naxos. AR Litra, c. 461-430 BC.  - Silver

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Very fine

Country: Greece (ancient)
Currency: Sicily. Naxos. AR Litra,
Year/Period and Variation: c. 461-430 BC.
Precious metals: Silver
No. of items: 1
Type: Coin (More lots)
Condition: Very fine

Sicily. Naxos. AR Litra, c. 461-430 BC.
12 mm., 0,61 g.

Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath; NAXI to right / Grape bunch on vine.

very fine

Cahn 74.8 (V54/R62); Campana 10; Rizzo pl. XXVIII, 15; SNG ANS 521; SNG München 758; SNG Copenhagen 491–2; BMC 17; de Luynes 1067


In 476 BC the citizens of Naxos and Katane were forcibly removed and resettled at Leontinoi by the tyrant Hieron of Syracuse. After the fall of the Deinomenid tyranny c. 461 BC, the Naxians were able to return from their involuntary exile to their ancient homeland. The refounding of the city was celebrated with an emission of coinage for which they sought the services of the most talented engraver of the time. This master, who had already distinguished himself with his coinage for the Aitna Tetradrachm, created for Naxos the dies for a series of coins. For the litrai which were intended for mass circulation, the master produced three pairs of dies in which his unique style can also be clearly seen.

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