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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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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.


Mende, Macedonia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.25 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins