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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Poseidon

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Obverse: Head of Poseidon, laureate to right. Reverse: Trident with scrolls. Plain square border.


By date unknown: Carfrae Collection; 1894: Sotheby Sale (Carfrae Collection), no. 226 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1658); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.


Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1732.


Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.54 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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