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Tetrobol of Mende with Silenos on ass

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Obverse: Silenos standing right on left side of ass standing to right; holding ass below ears with both hands; nude, bearded, bald-headed, with animal's ears; no ground line. Reverse: Crow standing right; square incuse.

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. 0553.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.44 gm.

Accession Number

01.5435

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins