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Coin of Mytilene with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right. Reverse: Lyre. Monograms at left and right. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for monograms and inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 250–200 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 4.33 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

65.779

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins