1/6 stater of Mytilene with head of Persephone

Greek
Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Mytilene

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1722.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.1462

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Persephone to right with earring and wreath of grain; hair in roll.
Reverse: Bull charging to left.
Plain square border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Ivanoff Collection; 1863: Sotheby Sale (Ivanoff Collection), no. 188 (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. 1626); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund