1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of lion

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1679.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.56 gm.

Accession Number

04.1440

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Lion’s head to right, mouth open; beaded line at edge of neck.
Reverse: Head of calf to right incuse; beaded line at edge of neck.
Irregular incuse 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

Regling did not list as Greenwell.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund