1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Aphrodite-Astarte or Tyche

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1714.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.53 gm.

Accession Number

04.1465

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Aphrodite-Astarte or Tyche to right with triple tower crown adorned with palmette. Loose locks of hair in neck.
Reverse: In incuse square head of Hermes to right, the petasos held by cords under chin.
Plain square border.

Provenance

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. 1629); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund