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1/6 stater of Mytilene with bust of maenad

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Obverse: Bust of maenad to right, head thrown back, with flying hair outside sphendone. Garment over left shoulder. Reverse: In incuse square hand torch, flame to left. Plain square border.

Provenance

1900: Sotheby Sale (Late Collector), no. 343 (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. 1661); 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. 1744.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1494

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins