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Hemidrachm of Mytilene with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate, profile to right. Reverse: Five-stringed lyre with a fillet around its right arm. A flower (?) in the field. Surrounded by a square border. [see media screen for Greek inscription]

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 350–300 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1668.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.82 gm.

Accession Number

95.159

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins