Macedon, Mende.


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Circa 460-423 AR tetradrachm, 16.67 gr., 30 mm.

Obv: bearded Dionysos, wearing himation and holding kantharos, reclining to the left on the back of a donkey standing to the right, before: a crow standing on branches to the right.

Rev: ΜΕΝΔΑΙΟΝ around vine with five bunches of grapes in a linear square; all in a shallow incuse square.

Ref: Noe, Mende 56 (same dies); SNG ANS 335. Privately purchased from A. Tkalec AG in 2009.

Old cabinet tone, high relief. Slight corrosion and granularity. Very rare. Nearly extremely fine.