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bgr_420074 - AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Obole

AIOLIS - LESBOS ISLAND - MYTILENE Obole AU/XF
157.00 €(Approx. 178.98$ | 138.16£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 500-450
Mint name / Town : Mytilène, Éolide
Metal : billon
Diameter : 7,5 mm
Weight : 0,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Très joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Coin bouché au revers. Patine noire épaisse et granuleuse
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 liaision de coin pertinente.

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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