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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of ram

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Obverse: Ram's head to left. Line of dots along the edge of the neck. Below, a cock feeding to right. Reverse: Incuse head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing the lion-skin. Below, horizontal club.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1674.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

01.5551

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins