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Stater of Methymna with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to left, wearing a crested Attic helmet, ornamented with a vine-tendril and a crescent. Reverse: Greek inscription. Lyre on a square tablet, in incuse square. [see media screen for Greek inscription]


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Montagu 537) 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, Classical Period, 420 B.C.


Methymna, Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1666.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.42 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins