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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of silenos

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Obverse: Head of a bearded silenos to right, with pointed ear and a wreath on his brow. Reverse: In incuse square, two ram's heads, butting. Between them a palmette.

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, Classical Period, 480–430 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1685.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.51 gm.

Accession Number

01.5554

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins