1/6 stater of Mytilene with bust of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1734.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1466

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Athena slightly to right of full front with triple crested Attic helmet cheek pieces raised, earring and bead necklace. The hair flies loose at sides.
Reverse: Head of Hermes to right, petasos at back of neck.
Plain square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 853 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1630); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund