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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 191

MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.03 g, 6h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 191.
 Estimated: $ 15 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 12 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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MACEDON, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 17.03 g, 6h). 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; HGC 3, 548; SNG ANS 345 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1352; Jameson 1969 (same dies); Kraay & Hirmer 405 = GPCG pl. 10, 14; ACGC 462 = SNG Ashmolean 2303 (same dies). Attractive even tone, with light golden hues around the devices, faint cleaning marks, a hint of smoothing in fields on obverse. Good VF. Fine style.

From the M.J.W. Collection. Ex Nomos 6 (8 May 2012), lot 45; Leu 77 (11 May 2000), lot 163; Giessener Münzhandlung 62 (20 April 1993), lot 114.


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.