1/6 stater of Mytilene with forepart of goat

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1682.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.50 gm.

Accession Number

04.1444

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of goat kneeling on right knee to right, head to left.
Beaded line at edge of body.
Reverse: In incuse square, owl standing full front with wings raised.

Provenance

By date unknown: Bompois Collection; 1882: Bompois Sale (Paris), no. 1486 (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. 1604); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund