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1/6 stater of Mytilene with bust of Athena

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Obverse: Bust of Athena slightly to right of full front with triple crested Attic helmet cheek pieces raised, earring and bead necklace. The hair flies loose at sides. Reverse: Head of Hermes to right, petasos at back of neck. Plain square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 853 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1630); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1734.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1466

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins