1/6 stater of Mytilene with Gorgoneion

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1675.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.56 gm.

Accession Number

95.147

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Gorgon’s head, full front.
Reverse: Head of Herakles in lion’s skin to left.
 Incuse.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund