Tetrobol of Mende with Silenos on ass

Greek
Classical Period
405–348 B.C.


Mint: Macedonia, Mende

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0553.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.44 gm.

Accession Number

01.5435

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Silenos standing right on left side of ass standing to right; holding ass below ears with both hands; nude, bearded, bald-headed, with animal’s ears.
Ground line.
Reverse: Crow standing right.
Inscription in Greek.
Square incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund