Tetradrachm of Mende with ithyphallic ass
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Macedonia, Mende
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0547.
Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.26 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Ithyphallic ass walking to right, left foreleg bent; on rump, a crow, to left pecking at the animal.
Below, acorn, downwards; dotted ground line.
Inscription in Greek at right (faint).
Border of dots.
Reverse: Incuse square divided into alternately raised and sunk compartments of which four are incuse triangles.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 573); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund