1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of maenad

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1713.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.52 gm.

Accession Number

04.1463

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of maenad to left with fillets and wreath of vine leaves, and veil over hair.
Reverse: In incuse square lion crouching to right and biting a bone (?)
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. 1627); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund