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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.


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.


Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 0.37 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins