1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Asklepios

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1729.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.54 gm.

Accession Number

01.5556

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Zeus or Asklepios, laureate, to right.
Reverse: Within a linear square, head and bust of Nike, (head to right, bust full front), with both wings showing, and two seven-pointed stars above the head. Her hair is tied in a knot at the crown, and she wears earring, necklace, and chiton.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund