Sicily, Naxos, Hemilitra

This hemilitra features the head of Dionysus on the obverse, while the reverse depicts his attribute, a bunch of grapes.

The coin was struck shortly before the destruction of Naxos in 403 BC. At that time, troops in the pay of the tyrant Dionysius of Syracuse razed the town. Naxos was never rebuilt after its destruction; today, only a few rows of walls are left of the first Greek colony on Sicily.