Tetrobol of Mende with Dionysos on ass

Greek
Classical Period
405–348 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Mende

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0554.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.57 gm.

Accession Number

00.158

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Dionysos, bearded, reclining left on an ass walking to right; upper body naked, lower with himation; legs not crossed; in flexed, raised right hand, a kantharos; left arm hanging at side.
Reverse: Volute krater with square incuse.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund