Tetradrachm of Mende with Dionysos on ass

Greek
Classical Period
450–405 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Mende

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0551.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 17.00 gm.

Accession Number

31.971

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.
Ground line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Square incuse; in center, square on which vine stock with four bunches of grapes.
Inscription around vine and grapes.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Martha Silsbee Fund