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Live auction - bgr_683255 - AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Hecté ou sixième de statère

AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Hecté ou sixième de statère AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 1 250 €
Maximum bid : 1 250 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:33:43
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Hecté ou sixième de statère
Date: c. 412-378 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mytilène, Lesbos
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, centré. Tête de Mars finement détaillée. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Mars à droite, casqué.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête d’Amazone à droite, portant le casque Thrace dans les restes d’un carré 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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