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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of lion

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Obverse: Lion's head to right, mouth open; beaded line at edge of neck. Reverse: Head of calf to right incuse; beaded line at edge of neck. Irregular incuse behind.


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 did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 500–480 B.C.


Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1679.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.56 gm.

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The Ancient World


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