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ID:     750629
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     MACEDONIA
City:     Mende
Date Ruled:     Circa 480 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 480
Diameter:     27 mm
Weight:     6.58 g
Obverse Legend:     ΜΕΝΔ−ΑΙΟΝ / M
Obverse Description:     ass advancing right, M on thigh; bird (starling) standing left on ass's rump, pecking for insects
Reverse Description:     Mill-sail incuse
Primary Reference:     Noe, Mende 6 (same obv. die)
Reference2:     AMNG III/2, 13 cf.
Reference3:     SNG ANS 293 var. (same obv. die
Reference4:     mill-sail reversed)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=69534
Grade:     Good VF, toned, scattered spots of horn silver
Notes:     Very rare early issue.