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bgr_587990 - AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Hecté ou sixième de statère

AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Hecté ou sixième de statère AU
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Price : 720.00 €
Type : Hecté ou sixième de statère
Date: c. 497 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mytilène
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,52 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré, fissuré à 1h au droit et au revers. Très belle tête de lion. Patine de collection

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête et cou de lion à droite, la gueule ouverte.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête et cou de veau à droite en creux.

Historical background


Aeolis - Lesbos - MYTILENE

(Ve - fourth century BC)

The island of Lesbos is located opposite the western coast of Asia Minor, at the entrance of the Gulf of Adramyteion at the mouth of the Hellespont. Mytilene, located on the eastern side of the island facing the mainland, was the main city. Its important electrum coinage begin at the end of the sixth century or the early years of the fifth century BC The standard used is the phoçaïque with a stater of about 16.32 g. This electrum coinage ceases after the arrival of Alexander the Great in Asia Minor around 330 BC.

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