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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Ares

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Obverse: Head of Ares to right in crested Attic helmet, cheek pieces raised, and projection in front; on the helmet is a griffin. Reverse: In incuse square female head to right hair in sakkos with leaf (?) in front. Plain square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 848 (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. 1645); 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. 1711.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.1480

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins