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Triton XXI, Lot: 388. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Mende. Circa 510-480 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.00 g). Ass standing right on double ground line; on its rump, avian standing left, pecking at tail; M-EN-ΔAION around / Incuse square with mill-sail design. Noe, Mende 5–6 var. (ethnic, single-ground line); cf. AMNG III/2, 13; HGC 3, 540; SNG ANS 296 var. (same); SNG Ashmolean 2279 var. = SNG Spencer-Churchill 111 var. (same). Good VF, toned, overstruck, likely on a previous issue of Mende. Apparently unique variety.

Ex Manhattan Sale I (5 January 2010), lot 38; UBS 49 (11 September 2000), lot 44.