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FORVM Mytilene Lesbos 400-350 BC Silver Diobol Head of Apollo/Head of Aphrodite, est $60
Item Number : 73602
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Auction Type Standard Starting Bid$0.99
Current Bid$35.00   # of Bids6  
QuantityN/A LocationMorehead City, NC, UNITED STATES
Time Left 1d 3h 30m 55s  Mail This Auction to a Friend
Started9/13/2020 4:00:07 PM EST   
Ends9/27/2020 8:00:00 PM EST   
Item Owner (Ratings)FORVM AUCTIONS (1692)       
High Bidder (Ratings)Sarah B (0)  
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Description
Mytilene, Lesbos, 400 - 350 B.C.

MA95437. Silver diobol, cf. BMC Troas, p. 185, 8-14; SNG Cop 368; SNGvA 7749 - 7750 HGC 6 1037 (R1); Weber 5670 (various control marks, none head of grain), F, porous, Mytilene mint, 1.277 grams, 10.7 mm, die axis 90o, 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse head of Aphrodite right, hair rolled, control mark (head of grain?) left; estimated value: $60.00

Mytilene on the southeast edge of Lesbos, opposite the mainland, was founded about 1054 B.C. It was initially confined to a small island just offshore that later was joined to Lesbos, creating a north and south harbor. In the 7th century B.C., Mytilene successfully contested for the leadership of Lesbos with Methymna, on the north side of the island. Mytilene became the center of the island`s prosperous eastern hinterland.




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