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Stater of Methymna with boar

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Obverse: Boar walking to right, with head lowered. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Archaic head of Athena profile to right, wearing close-fitting helmet with low crest but no plume, on the front of which is the forepart of Pegasos. She wears also earring and necklace. The whole in incuse...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 510–500 B.C.

Mint

Methymna, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1661.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.46 gm.

Accession Number

97.383

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins