Stater of Mytilene (?) with confronted heads of calves

Greek
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 500–450 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1655.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 10.86 gm.

Accession Number

01.5548

Medium or Technique

Billon

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Two calves’ heads, face to face.
Between them an olive tree.
Reverse: Incuse square.

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