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Coin of Mende with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos left. Reverse: Amphora. Branch of ivy at left. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 400–346 B.C.

Mint

Mende, Macedonia

Dimensions

Diameter 11.5 mm. Weight: 1.36 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.869

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins