Drachm of Mytilene with head of Apollo

Greek
Classical Period
440–420 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1667.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 4.06 gm.

Accession Number

08.358

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo, facing to right, and wearing a laurel-wreath.
Reverse: Head of nymph Mytilene facing to left, crossbands on top of head.
Inscription in Greek around.
All within square incuse.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund