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Triton XXI, Lot: 391. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Mende. Circa 405-348 BC. AR Tetradrachm (23.5mm, 12.76 g, 5h). Light standard. Head of Dionysos left, wearing wreath of ivy / Ithyphallic ass standing left; on its rump, avian standing right, pecking at tail; MENΔ-AIΩN around. Noe, Mende, pl. X, F; AMNG III/2, 27; HGC 3, 570 (same dies as illustration); SNG ANS 380–1; Alpha Bank, Macedonia 77; Gillet 765; Traité IV 1004. EF, toned, traces of granularity and die wear on obverse. Rare.

From the Belgica Collection. Ex Elsen FPL 105 (Jan-Feb 1988), no. 18.