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Triobol (?) of Mende with ithyphallic ass

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Obverse: Ithyphallic ass walking to right, left foreleg bent; above, uncertain symbol (head of an eagle to right, or grain of corn?) dotted ground line. Inscription in Greek. (See media screen for Greek inscriptions.) Reverse: Fourpart square incuse divided into eight alternately raised and...

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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, Late Archaic Period, 510–480 B.C.

Mint

Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0549.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.25 gm.

Accession Number

04.682

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins