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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Macedonia| > |Other Macedonia| > GA69023
Mende, Macedonia, 520 - 480 B.C.
|Other| |Macedonia|, |Mende,| |Macedonia,| |520| |-| |480| |B.C.|, Mende was an ancient colony of Eretria, on the SW side of Cape Poseidion in Pallene. Its coins illustrate some forgotten myth of Dionysos, his companion Seilenos, and an ass. The wine of Mende was famous and is frequently mentioned by ancient writers. It is unlikely that Mende struck any coins after it was first captured by Philip in 358 B.C.
GA69023. Silver tetrobol, cf. SNG ANS 304, Traité 967, SNG Cop -, SNG Ashmolean -, BMC Macedonia -; AMNG -, F, rough, Mende mint, weight 2.474g, maximum diameter 12.9mm, die axis 45o, 520 - 480 B.C.; obverse ithyphallic donkey walking right, eye(?) above; reverse quadripartite incuse square; ex Jean Elsen auction 106 (11 Sep 2010), lot 79; rare; SOLD











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