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. 1728.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.55 gm.

Accession Number

04.1489

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of bearded Asklepios laureate to right.
In front a serpent.
Reverse: Bust of Nike to right with both wings raised; she wears wreath, earring, bead necklace, and there are traces of garment at neck.
Two stars between head and tips of wings.
Plain square border.

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. 1655); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund