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Stater of Mytilene (?) with confronted heads of calves

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Obverse: Two calves' heads, face to face. Between them an olive tree. Reverse: Incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 500–450 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene (?), Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1655.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 10.86 gm.

Accession Number

01.5548

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins