1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Poseidon

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1732.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.1491

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Poseidon, laureate to right.
Reverse: Trident with scrolls.
Plain square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Carfrae Collection; 1894: Sotheby Sale (Carfrae Collection), no. 226 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1658); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund