Tetradrachm of Mende with Silenos on ass

Greek
Classical Period
450–424 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Mende

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 041.

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 15.89 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

58.521

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silenos reclining to left, on the back of an ass, standing to right. He holds a kantharos in his right hand. At right, vine on which sits a crow.
Ground line and border of dots.
Reverse: Vine with four bunches of grapes.
Inscription around, all in square incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand'Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; June 5, 1958: purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis for $ 3,000.00 (this is the total price of 58.521-58.525)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour