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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.


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.


Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1733.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.57 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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