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Tetradrachm of Mende with Dionysos reclining on the back of a donkey

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Obverse: Dionysos, bearded, reclining left on donkey walking to right; upper body nude, lower with himation; legs crossed; in flexed and raised right hand, a kantharos; left hand raised to head, with elbow on donkey's head; ground line; border of dots. Reverse: Square incuse; in center, raised square...

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Provenance

From Mende (Kaliandra) Hoard, 1913 (according to Brett, catalogue no. 550); by date unknown: with C. T. Seltman; December 3, 1931: purchased by MFA from C. T. Seltman, for $ 280.00, the total price of 31.970 and 31.971

Credit Line

Martha Silsbee Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 460–423 B.C.

Mint

Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0550.

Dimensions

Diameter: 37 mm. Weight: 17.10 gm.

Accession Number

31.970

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins