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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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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, Classical Period, 450–405 B.C.

Mint

Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm.

Accession Number

04.684

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins