1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of ram

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1674.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

01.5551

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Ram’s head to left. Line of dots along the edge of the neck.
Below, a cock feeding to right.
Reverse: Incuse head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing the lion-skin.
Below, horizontal club.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund