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Live auction - bgr_654425 - AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Double sicle

AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Double sicle XF
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bgr_654425
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Type : Double sicle
Date: c. 550-480
Mint name / Town : Mytilène, Éolide
Metal : billon
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Weight : 11,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Jolie représentation du droit. Usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux informe.

Commentary


Monnaie divisionnaire rare.

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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