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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.

MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. 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.