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Stater of Mytilene (?) with head of lion

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Obverse: Head of lion to right, mouth open. Reverse: Irregular incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Not listed by Regling as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–500 B.C.

Mint

Mytilene (?), Lesbos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1653.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 15.74 gm.

Accession Number

04.991

Medium or Technique

Billon

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins