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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.


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.


Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1744.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins