Tetradrachm of Mende with Dionysos on ass
Mint: Macedonia, Mende
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0552.
Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Dionysos, bearded, head facing, in an ivy wreath; reclining left on ass walking to right; upper body nude, lower with himation; legs crossed; in flexed and extended right hand, a kantharos.
Below, a conical hat; ground line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Square incuse; in center, square on which vine stock with four bunches of grapes.
Inscription in Greek.
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.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund