Hemidrachm of Mytilene with head of Apollo

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
350–300 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1668.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.82 gm.

Accession Number

95.159

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Apollo laureate, profile to right.
Reverse: Five-stringed lyre with a fillet around its right arm.
Inscription in Greek above and at left and right.
A flower (?) in the field.

Provenance

1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund