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Tetradrachm of Mende with Dionysos on ass

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Obverse: Dionysos, bearded, head facing, in an ivy wreath; reclining left on ass walking to right; upper body nude, lower with himation; legs crossed; in flexed and extended right hand, a kantharos; below, a conical hat; ground line; border of dots. Reverse: Square incuse; in center, square on...

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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, Classical Period, 450–405 B.C.


Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0552.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins