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1/6 stater of Mytilene with forepart of goat

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Obverse: Forepart of goat kneeling on right knee to right, head to left. Beaded line at edge of body. Reverse: In incuse square, owl standing full front with wings raised.


By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1486 (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. 1604); 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. 1682.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.50 gm.

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The Ancient World


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