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Live auction - bgr_532913 - AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Hecté ou sixième de statère en électrum

AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Hecté ou sixième de statère en électrum AU
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Type : Hecté ou sixième de statère en électrum
Date: c. 493 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mytilène, Éolide
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,54 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau sanglier ailé au droit. Lion bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de sanglier ailé à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête et cou de lion à droite en creux ; derrière, une tablette.

Commentary


Exemplaire tout à fait bien venu à la frappe.

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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