obolos 16
11. October 2020
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Lot 375
Starting Price: 50 CHF
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
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CYCLADES, Naxos. 4th century BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 4.98 g, 6 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. N-A/Ξ-I Kantharos with ivy leaves on the handles; above, grape bunch. Cf. HGC 6, 635-6. Joy -. Nicolet-Pierre, Naxos II -. Tan patina with dark deposits. Nearly very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, ex Gorny & Mosch 115, 5 March 2002, 1972 (part of lot).

Naxos, the largest of the Cycladic Islands, was the epicenter of Cycladic culture during the late Bronze Age, and its importance continued into classical times. Herodotos describes Naxos shortly before the Greco-Persian Wars as the most prosperous of all Greek islands (Herod. 5.28, 5.31). In fact, it was Persia's failed invasion of Naxos that directly led to the Ionian Revolt. The island's wine was famous in classical times for its superb quality and was, in part, responsible for the island's prosperity. As would be expected from a center of viticulture in the classical period, the cult of Dionysos featured prominently on the island and on the island's coinage. In fact, Naxos was one of the main cult centers of Dionysiac religion in the Greek world (the other being at Thebes in northern Greece), the temple sanctuary of Dionysos at Naxos serving as his principal cult center.
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Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 17:07:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
02 Dec 2020 22:31:32 CET
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Hammer Price:
260 CHF by MailBidder2339 (Bids: 6)

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Lot 375
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CYCLADES, Naxos. 4th century BC. (Bronze, 14 mm, 4.98 g, 6 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to right, wreathed with ivy. Rev. N-A/Ξ-I Kantharos with ivy leaves on the handles; above, grape bunch. Cf. HGC 6, 635-6. Joy -. Nicolet-Pierre, Naxos II -. Tan patina with dark deposits. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 260 CHF
Lot 376
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CYCLADES, Naxos. 4th century BC. (Bronze, 11 mm, 1.54 g, 3 h). Bearded head of Dionysos to left, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. N-A-[Ξ] (faint) Kantharos with an ivy leaf hanging from each handle; above, grape bunch. HGC 6, 641. Joy 543. Nicolet-Pierre, Naxos II pl. I, 1-24. Brown patina. Fine.
Hammer Price: 80 CHF
Lot 377
Starting Price: 50 CHF
CYCLADES, Naxos. 4th century BC. (Bronze, 10.5 mm, 1.12 g, 7 h). Bearded head of a satyr to right. Rev. N Kantharos. Nicolet-Pierre, Naxos II pl. IV, 6. SNG von Aulock 5761 (Nagidos in Cilicia). Very rare. Apple green patina. scattered earthen deposits. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
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