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Didrachm of Miletos with head of Apollo, struck under Mnesitheos

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate to left, long hair. Reverse: Lion standing to left, on line, head to right. Above, eight pointed star; at left, [inscription]; below, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


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 Not listed as Greenwell by Regling.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 300–250 B.C.


Miletos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1889.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.73 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins