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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 190

MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.00 g, 12h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 190.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 15 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 17.00 g, 12h). Inebriated Dionysos, wearing chiton draped from his waist, holding in right hand a kantharos propped on his right knee, reclining left, head right, on the back of an ass standing right / [MEN]-ΔA-I-ON within shallow incuse around quadripartite square in linear border ornamented with dots; all within incuse square. Noe, Mende 83 (this coin referenced); HGC 3, 548 (this coin illustrated); SNG ANS 345 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1352 (this coin); Jameson 1969 (same dies); Kraay & Hirmer 405 = GPCG pl. 10, 14; ACGC 462 = SNG Ashmolean 2303 (same dies). Old collection tone, area of light granularity, small area of flat strike on reverse. Good VF. Fine style.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 85; Leu 20 (25 April 1978), lot 66; Munzen & Medaillen AG XXV (17 November 1962), lot 435; Richard Cyril Lockett Collection (Part VI [Greek Part II], Glendining, 12 February 1958), lot 1273; G. Empedocles Collection; 1913 Kaliandra Hoard (IGCH 358).


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.