Stater of Methymna with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
420 B.C.


Mint: Lesbos, Methymna

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1666.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.42 gm.

Accession Number

97.434

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena, profile to left, wearing a crested Attic helmet, ornamented with a vine-tendril and a crescent.
Reverse: Lyre on a square tablet, in incuse square.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Montagu 537)
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