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1/6 stater of Mytilene with female head

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Obverse: Female head to right with bead necklace, earrings, and fillet in hair. Reverse: Head of youthful Dionysos to right with ivy crown. Plain square border.


By date unknown: Ashburnham Collection; 1895: Sotheby Sale (Ashburnham Collection), no. 172 (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. 1633); 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. 1737.


Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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