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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, cheek pieces raised, and with earring. Reverse: Owl standing to right, head full front. Plain square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1745.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1487

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins