Triobol (?) of Mende with ithyphallic ass

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–480 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Mende

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0549.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.25 gm.

Accession Number

04.682

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Ithyphallic ass walking to right, left foreleg bent; above, uncertain symbol (head of an eagle to right, or grain of corn?) dotted ground line.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse divided into eight alternately raised and sunk compartments; raised sections triangular.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Regling does not list this coin as Greenwell collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund