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Live auction - bgr_467927 - AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Double sicle

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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 700 €
Maximum bid : 700 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:30:35
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Double sicle
Date: c. 550-480
Mint name / Town : Mytilène, Éolide
Metal : billon
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Weight : 11,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré. Joli droit bien venu à la frappe malgré le métal. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : deux têtes de veaux affrontés, surmontées d’une branche d’olivier.


Reverse description : Carré creux informe.


Monnaie divisionnaire rare. Nous n’avons pas pu établir de liaison de coin pertinente.

Historical background

Aeolis - Lesbos - MYTILENE

(Sixth - 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.

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