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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Attic helmet adorned with palmette; cheek pieces raised. Reverse: In incuse square bearded head to right in soft high cap which falls over behind.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 430–400 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1706.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.1485

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins