MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 45. Estimate CHF8000.
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012.
Sold For CHF14500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Tetradrachm (Silver, 17.02 g 5), c. 425. Dionysos, wearing ivy wreath and himation and with his head turned forward, reclining on a donkey walking to right; he holds, with his right hand, a kantharos, propped on his right knee, and rests his left hand on the donkey’s side. Rev.
ΜΕΝΔΑΙΟΝ Linear square divided into four compartments, the beams studded with nails; all within incuse square. AMNG pl. 1, 16 and Kraay / Hirmer 404 (same dies
). Noe, Mende
83 . Of excellent Classical style. Some very light smoothing in the obverse fields, otherwise
, good very fine.
Ex Leu 77, 11 May 2000, 163 and Giessener Münzhandlung 62, 20 April 1993, 114.
The reverse design depicts a roof coffer made of wood and fastened with nails.