1/6 stater of Mytilene with female head

Greek
Classical Period
480–430 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1688.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.1458

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Female head to right with sphendone.
Reverse: In incuse square two bearded herms facing, the right one ithyphallic, the hair of left one in a knot.
Plain square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Carfrae Collection; 1894: Sotheby Sale (Carfrae Collection), no. 223 (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. 1622); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund