1/6 stater of Mytilene with forepart of bridled horse

Greek
Late Archaic Period
500–480 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1672.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.1439

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of bridled horse jumping to right.
Beaded line at edge of body.
Reverse: Incuse head of Herakles in lion’s skin to right.
Beaded line at edge of neck.
Club below.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 1171 (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. 1599); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund