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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Aphrodite-Astarte or Tyche

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Obverse: Head of Aphrodite-Astarte or Tyche to right with triple tower crown adorned with palmette. Loose locks of hair in neck. Reverse: In incuse square head of Hermes to right, the petasos held by cords under chin. Plain square border.

Provenance

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. 1629); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1714.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.1465

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins