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Tetrobol (?) of Mende with head of Dionysos

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Obverse: Head of young Dionysos to left, beardless. crowned with ivy with bunch of berries on top of head and broad tie-end with fringe; hair long. Reverse: Amphora with volute handles. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 405–348 B.C.

Mint

Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0555.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.04 gm.

Accession Number

01.5436

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins