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Ancient Coinage of Macedonia, Mende


Mende was situated in Pallene in the Chalkidian district of Macedonia. Dionysos was particularly revered by the inhabitants.

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AMNG III 29Mende, Macedonia, AR tetrobol 11mm, Ca 400-350 BC. 1.98g. Head of Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy / MEND-(AIWN) to left and right of amphora. AMNG III-2, 29; Regling 34 (ZfN XXXIV); SNG ANS 376 var. (head right).TextImage
AMNG III, 35Mende, Macedonia, AE12, Ca 400-350 BC. 3.28g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / MEN-DAI-WN to left, above and right of two amphorae. AMNG III-2, 35; SNG ANS 931-934.TextImage
BMC 3Mende, Macedonia. AR Hemiobol c. 480 BC. 0,31 g. Ass's head right / Quadripartite incuse square. Babelon pl. 51, 12. BMC 3.TextImage
BMC 7Mende, Macedonia, AR Samian Hemiobol. Ca 460-423 BC. 0.35g, 8mm. Forepart of ass standing right / Kantharos within incuse square. BMC 7; SNG ANS 362.TextImage
BMC 7varMende, Macedonia, archaic AR tritemorion, 8mm, 0.5 gr. Ass walking right / Kantharos between two pellets. BMC 7 var (forepart of ass). Apparently unpublished, the obverse usually being the forepart of an ass right.TextImage
BMC 11Mende, Macedonia, AE15. 400-346 BC. Head of young Dionysos wreathed with ivy / MENDA, amphora, branch of ivy branch on each side. BMC 11; Moushmov 6392.TextImage
BMC 12 varMende, Macedonia, AE13, ca. 400-350 BC. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / MENDA above, two amphorae. SNG ANS 931-934; BMC 12 var (MEND); AMNG 34 var (MEND); Moushmov 6393.TextImage
Moushmov 6362Macedon, Mende AR Tetradrachm. Circa 460-423 BC. Inebriated Dionysos reclining on back of an ass, head turned right, holding a kantharos in extended right hand; crow standing on small bush with two branches before / MENDAION, vine of 5 grape clusters within linear square, all within incuse square. Noe 38, SNG ANS 329v. TextImage
Moushmov 6363Mende, Macedonia, AR Diobol. Circa 423-358 BC. MIN above ass standing left / mill-sail incuse pattern. SNG ANS 304. TextImage
Moushmov 6365Macedonia, Mende AR Tetrobol. Circa 423-358 BC. Dionysos holding a kantharos reclining on the back of an ass / MENDAON, Amphora with volute handles; in incuse square. SNG ANS 373. TextImage
Moushmov 6373Macedon, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.35 gm). Forepart of an ass right / Kantharos within incuse square. SNG ANS 365, SNGCop 206.. TextImage
Moushmov 6374Mende, 5th-4th Century BC, AR Diobol. 0.837 grams. Head of young Dionysus right, wreathed with ivy / MENDIAWN, amphora with two handdles. SNG ANS 377. TextImage
Moushmov 6384Macedonia, Mende. Circa 480 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Ass walking right, M on thigh; bird (starling) standing left on ass's rump, pecking for insects / Mill-sail incuse. Noe 6, AMNG 13cf, SNG ANS 293 var. TextImage
Moushmov 6388Macedonia, Mende AR Tetrobol. c460-423 BC. AR Silenos standing behind and restraining a donkey by its ears / MENDAON, Crow standing right, all within incuse square. SNG ANS 353. TextImage
Moushmov 6392Mende, Macedonia AE10. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / MEN to right of amphora. SNG ANS-395-396.TextImage
Noe 84Macedonia, Mende AR Tetradrachm. ca 430 BC. Dionysus, holding cantharus, reclining left on back of ass walking right / Grape vine in square frame surrounded by shallow incuse frame containing ethnic. TextImage
SNGANS 296Macedonia, Mende AR Tetradrachm. ca 480 BC. M-I-NDAION, ass advancing right, ivy wreath around midriff; bird (starling) standing left on ass's rump, pecking for insects / Mill-sail incuse square. Noe 12, AMNG III 13, SNG ANS 296. TextImage
SNGANS 311Mende, Macedonia, AR Trihemitartemorion (= 3/8 Obol), 500-475. 0,24 g. Ass's head right / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG ANS 311. Traité Pl. 51, 12.TextImage
SNGANS 317Mende, Macedonia, AR tritartemorion, 480-460 BC. 0,41g. Ass's head left. / Quadripartite incuse square divided by diagonal lines. SNG ANS 317; SNG Oxford 2282.TextImage
SNG ANS 322Macedonia, Mende, AE Hemiobol. 520-480 BC. Ass's head right / incuse circle divided into four sections. BMC 3; SNG ANS 322.TextImage
SNG ANS 333Macedonia, Mende AR Tetradrachm. Circa 460-423 BC. Inebriated Dionysos reclining left, holding kantharos, on back of an ass standing right; before, crow standing right on branch / MEN-DA-I-ON, vine of four grape clusters on raised central square within shallow incuse. Noe 50, SNG ANS 333. TextImage
SNG ANS 334Macedon, Mende AR Tetradrachm. Circa 460-423 BC. Inebriated Dionysos reclining on back of an ass, holding a kantharos; to right, crow between two branches / MENDAIWN, vine with six grape clusers in square. TextImage
SNG ANS 339Macedonia, Mende. Circa 460-423 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.72 gm, 12h). Inebriated Dionysos reclining left, holding kantharos, on back of an ass standing right / Vine of four grape clusters in linear square within shallow incuse. Noe 71, AMNG III/2, 20, SNG ANS 339. TextImage
SNG ANS 346bisMacedonia, Mende AR Tetradrachm. Circa 423 BC. Inebriated Dionysos reclining left, holding kantharos, on back of an ass standing right / MEN-DA-I-ON, vine of four grape clusters within shallow linear incuse square. Noe 84/85cf, AMNG 20cf, SNG ANS 346/347 (obv./rev. dies). TextImage
SNG ANS 356Mende, Macedonia, Archaic AR Tritemorion, 8mm, 0.6 gm. Ass standing right, bird on back / Crow standing left within incuse square. SNG ANS 356.TextImage
SNG ANS 358Mende, Macedonia, AR Tritartemorion. Ca 460-423 BC. 0.62g, 10mm. Ass standing right / Crow standing left within incuse square. SNG ANS 358.TextImage
SNG ANS 362Mende, Macedonia, AR Samian Hemiobol. Ca 460-423 BC. 0.35g, 8mm. Forepart of ass standing right / Kantharos within incuse square. SNG ANS 362; BMC 7.TextImage
SNG ANS 371Mende, Macedonia, 1/4 obol, Ass's head right / incuse punch. TextImage
SNG ANS 372Mende, Macedonia, AR Tetrobol. Ca 424-358 BC. 2.63g, 16mm. Bearded Dionysos, holding kantharos, reclining left on ass right. MEN-D-AIH, Kantharos within incuse square. SNG ANS 372.TextImage
SNG ANS 396Mende, Macedonia, AE9, Ca 400-350 BC. 1.56g. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / MIN to right of amphora, ivy branch to left. SNG ANS 396; BMC 13 var (MEN).TextImage
Sear #1280Mende, Macedon, AR Tritemorion. c 500 BC, Head of braying ass left / Incuse square divided by broad bands into four squares. Moushmov 6382.TextObv-Rev
Sear #1408Mende, Macedon, AR Tetradrachm. c 450 BC, Dionysos reclining left, on the back of an ass right / MENDAION, around linear square TextObv-Rev
Sear #1414Macedon, Mende AE14. Before 358 BC. Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy / MEN above amphora, vines around. Moushmov 6392. TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database, coins of Mende
Entry for Macedonia, Mende on the Digital Historia Numorum
Moushmov Online page for Mende
Search for Mende in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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