1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of silenos

Greek
Classical Period
480–430 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1686.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.52 gm.

Accession Number

11.1807

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Silenos, three quarters profile, left, bald-headed and bearded, with animal’s ears.
Reverse: Head of a lion right, jaws open, within incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund