1/6 stater of Mytilene with Gorgoneion
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1675.
Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.56 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Gorgon’s head, full front.
Reverse: Head of Herakles in lion’s skin to left.
By date unknown: Robert Carfrae Collection; by 1894: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the Carfrae collection, May 23-25, 1894, lot 222]); by 1895: with Edward Perry Warren; February 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund