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1/6 stater of Mytilene with forepart of boar

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Obverse: Forepart of boar jumping to right. Beaded line at edge of body. Reverse: In incuse square head of lion to right, mouth open. Plain square border.


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. 1605); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1684.


Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.51 gm.

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The Ancient World


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