Identification and Creation
Object Number
2011.1.20
Title
Hekte of Mytilene, Lesbos
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
377 - 326 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Mytilene (Lesbos)
Period
Classical period, Late
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/336403
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Electrum
Metal
EL
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
2.54g
Die Axis
6
Denomination
hekte
Provenance
[Wayte Raymond] 13 January 1921, sold; to John Work Garrett (1872-1942) bequeathed; to John Hopkins University (1942) sold; by mail bid auction by Numismatic Fine Arts, Inc. and Bank Leu AG, "The Johns Hopkins University, The Garrett Collection, Part III" March 29, 1985 lot 79; to Jane Ayer Scott, Newton MA (1985-2008) by inheritance; to her husband Wellington F. Scott III, (2008-2010), gift; to The Harvard Art Museums, 2010.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Bodenstedt 81, 4 (this coin)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Wellington F. Scott III in memory of Jane Ayer Scott
Accession Year
2011
Object Number
2011.1.20
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Head of the young Dionysos, beardless, with short curly hair, wearing an ivi-wreath with six leaves and berries to r.
Rev.: Youthful head to r., wearing a head band with a small horn, surrounded by a linear square.

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