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1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of younger Kabeiros

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Obverse: Head of youthful Kabeiros to right. Above left and right, star. Reverse: Female head to right with earring, the hair in a roll. Plain square border.


By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1480 (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. 1646); 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. 1735.


Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.51 gm.

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The Ancient World


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