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bgr_537807 - AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Hecté

AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Hecté XF
650.00 €(Approx. 715.00$ | 572.00£)
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Type : Hecté
Date: c. 354 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mytilène, Éolide
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Joli tête d’Apollon ainsi qu’une belle tête de veau à l’usure régulière. Patine de collection

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête juvénile d’Apollon laurée à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête de veau à droite dans les restes d’un carré creux.

Commentary


L’électrum est un alliage d’or et d’argent.

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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