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1/6 stater of Mytilene with forepart of bridled horse

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Obverse: Forepart of bridled horse jumping to right. Beaded line at edge of body. Reverse: Incuse head of Herakles in lion's skin to right; beaded line at edge of neck; club below.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 1171 (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. 1599); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1672.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.1439

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins