Tetradrachm of Mende with Dionysos on ass

Greek
Classical Period
450–405 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Mende

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0552.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 16.90 gm.

Accession Number

04.684

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

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