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Magnificent Ancient Greek Silver Coin with Drunken Dionysus, 460 BC

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A magnificent Greek silver tetradrachm from the collection of Claudius Côte. Minted in Mende, Macedon, circa 460-423 BC. The obverse with a drunk Dionysos, reclining on a donkey, steadying himself against the creature with one hand and holding a kantharos with the other, the base resting on his knee. The reverse with a vine, laden with four bunches of ripe grapes, surrounded by a raised and incuse square. The inscription reading: MEN?AION “Of Mende" A masterwork of a gifted die engraver, of remarkably detailed and naturalistic style. Weight: 17.60 g Diameter: 28.50 mm Provenance: Reputedly from the Kalliandra hoard of 1913. From the collection of Monsieur Claudius Côte (1881 – 1956). Feuardent Frères, 4th December 1936, lot 30.

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  • Dimensions
    H 1.11 in. x Dm 1.11 in.H 2.8 cm x Dm 2.8 cm
  • Diameter
    1.11 in. (2.8 cm)
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    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU1052214385732
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