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Hemiobol of Mende with head of ass

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Obverse: Head of ass to right; dotted truncation; border of dots. Reverse: Incuse square divided into alternately raised and sunk compartments of which four are incuse triangles.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Mint

Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0548.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.37 gm.

Accession Number

04.683

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins