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Stater of Methymna with boar

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Obverse: Boar standing to right, head lowered, scratching muzzle with left foreleg, tail curled up; dotted ground lined. Inscription in Greek above. (see media screen for Greek inscription) Reverse: Head of Athena to right in crested helmet on which projecting spike and dotted scrolls;...

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From the Lesbos Hoard (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. 1068); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren,

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.


Methymna, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1658.


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.19 gm. Die Axis: 6

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins