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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena slightly to right of full front with triple crested Attic helmet, cheek pieces raised. Reverse: Head of Hermes to right, petasos at back of neck. Plain square border. Traces of garment on neck.

Provenance

By date unknown: Subhi Pacha Collection; 1878: Sotheby Sale (Subhi Pacha), no. 787 (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. 1631); 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. 1733.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.1467

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins