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bgr_407442 - AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Huitième de statère

AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Huitième de statère XF
250.00 €(Approx. 285.00$ | 220.00£)
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Type : Huitième de statère
Date: c. 500-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mytilène, Éolide
Metal : billon
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Weight : 1,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Joli droit inhabituel. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : deux têtes de sanglier affrontés.

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite.

Commentary


Poids léger. Monnaie divisionnaire rare. Nous n’avons pas pu établir de liaison de coin pertinente. Type épigraphe.

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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