Stater of Methymna with boar

Greek
Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Methymna

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1658.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 8.19 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

04.995

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boar standing to right, head lowered, scratching muzzle with left foreleg, tail curled up; dotted ground line.
Inscription in Greek above.
Reverse: Head of Athena to right in crested helmet on which projecting spike and dotted scrolls; neckpiece with projection at back; hair dotted, long; disk earring; truncation dotted.
Dotted square border; square incuse (die break on right border).

Provenance

From the Lesbos Hoard (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1068); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren,

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund