1/6 stater of Mytilene with forepart of winged boar

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1673.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.1437

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Front part of boar with two curled wings, jumping to right.
Reverse: Incuse head of Herakles with lion’s skin to right; club below.
Incuse beaded line at edge of neck. Small stamp behind.

Provenance

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. 1596); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund