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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.

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. 1655); 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. 1728.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1489

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins