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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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Provenance

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.

Mint

Methymna, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

04.995

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins