Tetradrachm of Mende with ithyphallic ass and crow
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 500–450 B.C.
Mint: Macedonia, Mende
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 040.
Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 16.64 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Ass (ithyphallic) facing to left; on his rump, a large crow faces to the right and pecks at the root of the ass’s tail. Ground line comprising a fillet above row of dots.
Reverse: six-part incuse.
By date unknown: with T. Zoumpoulakis, 10 Edward Law, Athens; November 9, 1960: purchased by MFA from T. Zoumpoulakis for
$ 1,120.00 (this is the total price for 60.1300-60.1301)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour