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88000085

From the 1913 Kaliandra Hoard

CNG 88, Lot: 85. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.00 g, 12h). Inebriated Dionysos, holding kantharos in right hand, reclining left, head turned right, on back of an ass standing right / [MEN]-ΔA-IO-N in shallow incuse square around shallow quadripartite square. Noe, Mende 83 (this coin in references); SNG ANS 345; Jameson 1969; Kraay & Hirmer 405 = GPCG pl. 10, 14; ACGC 462 = SNG Ashmolean 2303 (all from the same dies). Good VF, toned, minor roughness and area of flat strike on reverse. Fine style. Rare.


Ex Leu 20 (25 April 1978), lot 66; 1913 Kaliandra Hoard (IGCH 358).