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1/6 stater of Mytilene with female head

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Obverse: Female head to right with bead necklace earring, fillet about the hair holding a leaf in front. Hair in roll. Reverse: Head of youthful Dionysos to right with ivy crown. Plain square border.

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 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1716.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.1471

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins