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Stater of Mytilene with head of Apollo

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Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right. Reverse: Lyre. At left, amphora. Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Said to be from the Rhousopoulos Collection (Jacob Hirsch Sale 13, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany, May 15ff., 1905, lot 3610); by 1983: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, about 350–250 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene, Lesbos

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 10.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.430

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins