MACEDONIA. MENDE. Tetradrachm, about 460-440 BC. AR 18.23 g. Dionysos, wearing long beard and himation, reclining l. on the back of a donkey standing r.; he holds a cantharus in his r. hand; in front, bearded, nude Silenos with horse's tail standing r., holding thyrsus with his l. hand, wine-skin over shoulder with his r. hand. Rev. Vine with four bunches of grapes within a linear square, around, MEN / DA / I / ON in a shallow incuse square. Noe, Kaliandra 21, 45 (this specimen mentioned [Commerce A]). SNG ANS 332 (this rev. die).
Estimate: 1'000 CHF
Starting price: 800 CHF
Price realized: 3'600 CHF
Rare and interesting type. Good very fine
From the Kaliandra Hoard of 1913 (IGCH 358)
Auction Hess-Divo AG, Zurich May 21, 2012, 95 (with old collector's ticket).