Tetradrachm of Mende with Dionysos on ass
Mint: Macedonia, Mende
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0551.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Dionysos, bearded, head in an ivy wreath facing three-quarters to right, reclining left on ass walking to right; upper body nude, lower with himation; holding a kantharos in flexed and raised right hand; left arm hanging at side.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Square incuse; in center, square on which vine stock with four bunches of grapes.
Inscription around vine and grapes.
From the Mende (Kaliandra) Hoard, 1913, Noe, N.N.M., no. 78, p. 142, no. 522.
by 1931: with C. T. Seltman; purchased by MFA from C. T. Seltman, December 3, 1931 for $ 280.00, the total price of 31.970 and 31.971
Martha Silsbee Fund