1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
430–400 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1706.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.1485

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Attic helmet adorned with palmette; cheek pieces raised.
Reverse: In incuse square bearded head to right in soft high cap which falls over behind.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund