1/6 stater of Mytilene with bust of maenad

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1744.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1494

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of maenad to right, head thrown back, with flying hair outside sphendone. Garment over left shoulder.
Reverse: In incuse square hand torch, flame to left.
Plain square border.

Provenance

1900: Sotheby Sale (Late Collector), no. 343 (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. 1661); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund