Stater of Methymna with boar

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–500 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Methymna

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1661.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 8.46 gm.

Accession Number

97.383

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Boar walking to right, with head lowered.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Archaic head of Athena profile to right, wearing close-fitting helmet with low crest but no plume, on the front of which is the forepart of Pegasos. She wears also earring and necklace.
Inscription in Greek.
The whole in incuse square bordered with dots.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund