Stater of Mytilene with head of Apollo

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
about 350–250 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Dimensions

Diameter: 24.5 mm. Weight: 10.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.430

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right.
Reverse: Lyre.
At left, amphora.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Said to be from the Rhousopoulos Collection (Jacob Hirsch Sale 13, Arcisstrasse 17, Munich, Germany, May 15ff., 1905, lot 3610); by 1983: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 12, 1984

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour