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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Asklepios

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Obverse: Head of bearded Asklepios laureate to right, In front a serpent. Reverse: Bust of Nike to right with both wings raised; she wears wreath, earring, bead necklace, and there are traces of garment at neck. Plain square border. Two stars between head and tips of wings.


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. 1655); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.


Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1728.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins