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1/6 stater of Mytilene with cock and head of ram

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Obverse: Ram's head to right, beaded line at edge of neck. Cock with lowered head to left below. Reverse: Incuse head of bull to right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 500–480 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1670.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.51 gm.

Accession Number

04.1436

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins