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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1682.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.50 gm.

Accession Number

04.1444

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins