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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of ram above head of ass (?)

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Obverse: Head of ram to right, beaded line at edge of neck. Small head of ass? below. Reverse: Incuse head of Herakles in lion's skin to right, club below.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1671.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.61 gm.

Accession Number

04.1438

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins