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1/6 stater of Mytilene with forepart of winged boar

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Obverse: Forepart of winged boar, profile to right. Reverse: Lion's head with open mouth, profile to right. Incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 218); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1676.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.50 gm.

Accession Number

95.148

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins