Ancient Coinage of Lesbos, Methymna

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BMC 2Lesbos, Methymna(?) AE 17mm. Circa 4th Century BC. Female head right, in stephane, earring, & necklace / AIOΛE, thunderbolt; grapes below.TextImage
BMC 10Methymna, Lesbos, AR didrachm. 19mm, 6.43g. 450-406 BC. Head of Athena left wearing helmet decorated with a palmette / MAΘ-YMN-AI-ON (from above, clockwise) around a lyre on a slightly raised square, all within incuse square. BMC 10; Franke, Methymna 7A-7D; Imhoof MG 248; McClean 7987.TextImage
BMC 35Methymna, Lesbos, AE24, 2nd-1st C. BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / M-A Θ-Y in two lines across fields, Arion, wearing long chiton and chlamys, seated facing on dolphin right, holding lyre in left hand and extending right hand. BMC 35; Franke Methymna 24A; Berlin 28723; SNG Cop 361; Imhoof 2.TextImage
Franke 19A varMethymna, Lesbos, AE11, after 200 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left / MAΘY across fields, lyre; crested helmet at upper left. Franke 19A var (Athena right); SNG Cop 353 var (ditto).TextImage
Franke 21Methymna AE, after 330 BC. 0.73g. Head of Athena left / MA-ΘY, 4-string lyre. Franke Methymna 21.TextImage
Franke 29Lesbos, Methymna. 2nd-1st centuries BC. AE15mm, 4.29 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAΘY, Kantharos; grape bunch to left. Franke 29; cf. SNG Cop 357-60 (without grapes or with indistinct symbols). TextImage
Klein 351Methymna, Lesbos, AR Obol. 0.55 gr. 420-377 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / MAΘ, Kantharos within lined circle. Klein 351; cf BMC 11 (with MΘA).TextImage
Mueller Coll. 603Methymna, Lesbos, AR hemiobol, ca. 400 BC. 7 mm, 0.36 gr. Turtle seen from above / Wreath. SNG von Aulock -; Sear -; Isegrim -; Mionnet -; Traité -. Roland Mueller Collection 603.TextImage
Rosen 549Lesbos, Methymna AR Stater. Circa 480 BC. MAΘYMNAIOΣ, boar standing right, head lowered / MAΘYMNAIOΣ, helmeted head of Athena right, dotted square border; all within an incuse square. Boston MFA 1659, Jameson 1466 var. TextImage
Schoenert, Dikaia 21fMethymna, Lesbos, AR Tritemorion, 7 mm, 0.29 gr. 400 BC. Head of nymph left, wearing sakkos and earring / Rooster standing right within dotted square all within incuse square. Schoenert-Geiss, Dikaia 21f.TextImage
SNG Cop 352Methymna AR Triobol ca 330-280 BC. 2.92g. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with coiled serpent / MA-ΘY, kithara (lyre) with four strings, dolphin to left. SNGCop 352; Franke 13.TextImage
SNG vA 1743Methymna AE17, 2nd-1st cent BC. 3.31g. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet / MAΘY, kantharos. SNG von Aulock 1743; SNG München 714; Franke 25.TextImage
Traite 21Methymna AR Diobol ca 500-450 BC. 1.35g. Facing head of Gorgoneion, tongue protruding / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet, within dotted incuse square. Traite Pl. 15, 21; Franke, Methymna 5.TextImage
Traite 2261Methymna AR Hemiobol, ca 360-330 BC. 0.25g, 6mm. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Bunch of grapes within incuse linear circle. Traite 2261.TextImage
Paris 2009-71Severus Alexander, AE33 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 222-235. AY K M AY CE AΛEXANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / E AΠ AY ZOCIMOY MHΘYMNAIΩN, Athena standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield at her feet, facing Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. Paris 2009.71, otherwise unpublished.TextImage
CNG 180-94Julia Mamaea, AE33 of Methymna, Lesbos. AD 222-235. 20.98 gr. IOVΛIA MAMAIA CEBA, draped bust right / EAΡ AY ΔΩΣINOY Γ MHΘYMNAIΩN, Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, facing Dionysos standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at his feet left. Unpublished. CNG 180, 94.TextImage
See also: Entry for Methymna on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Methymna in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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