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Tetradrachm of Mende with Dionysos on ass

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Obverse: Dionysos, bearded, head facing three-quarters to right, in an ivy wreath; reclining left on ass walking to right; upper body nude, lower with himation; legs not crossed; in flexed and raised right hand, a kantharos; left arm hanging at side; ground line; border of dots. Reverse: Square...

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From the Mende (Kaliandra) Hoard, 1913, Noe, N.N.M., no. 78, p. 142, no. 522. by 1931: with C. T. Seltman; purchased by MFA from C. T. Seltman, December 3, 1931 for $ 280.00, the total price of 31.970 and 31.971

Credit Line

Martha Silsbee Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–405 B.C.


Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0551.


Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins