1/6 stater of Mytilene with winged boar

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1678.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 2.49 gm.

Accession Number

01.5549

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of a winged boar, with curled wings, to right.
Reverse: Incuse lion’s head to left, with open mouth.

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