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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of maenad

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Obverse: Head of maenad to left with fillets and wreath of vine leaves, and veil over hair. Reverse: In incuse square lion crouching to right and biting a bone (?) Plain square border.

Provenance

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. 1627); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1713.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.52 gm.

Accession Number

04.1463

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins