1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of ram above head of ass (?)

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1671.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.61 gm.

Accession Number

04.1438

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of ram to right, beaded line at edge of neck.
Small head of ass? below.
Reverse: Incuse head of Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
Club below.

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