1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Ares
Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1711.
Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.57 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Ares to right in crested Attic helmet, cheek pieces raised, and projection in front; on the helmet is a griffin.
Reverse: In incuse square female head to right hair in sakkos with leaf (?) in front.
Plain square border.
By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 848 (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. 1645); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund