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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Demeter

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Obverse: Head of Demeter to right, crown of grain leaves, earrings, and veil over back of head. Reverse: In incuse square a tripod with taenia hanging on each side. Plain square border.

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 Regling does 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. 1742.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.56 gm.

Accession Number

04.1492

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins