Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1972.125
Title
Tetradrachm of Mende, Macedonia
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
440 BCE-420 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Macedonia, Mende (Macedonia)
Period
Classical period, High
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195541
Location
Level 3, Room 3400, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Art, Ancient Greece in Black and Orange
View this object's location on our interactive map
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
16.6 g
Die Axis
7
Denomination
tetradrachm
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: NIS
  • Reverse Inscription: MENDAION
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Noe 93
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Frederick M. Watkins
Accession Year
1972
Object Number
1972.125
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Drunken Dionysos (or Hephaistos?) reclining on the back of a donkey walking to r. He is bearded, crowned with ivy, his naked torso in three quarter facing, a himation draped around his lower body, he holds a kantharos in his r. hand. Border of dots.
Reverse: vine within a linear square. Around name of the city in incuse square.
Publication History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973)

Exhibition History

The Frederick M. Watkins Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/1973 - 03/14/1973

32Q: 3400 Greek, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050

Subjects and Contexts

Ancient Coins

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu