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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.1491

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins