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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lesbos| > SH21935
Mytilene, Lesbos, c. 377 - 326 B.C.
Mytilene was famous in ancient times for its great output of electrum coins struck from the late 6th through mid - 4th centuries B.C. The usual denomination was the hekte (1/6th stater). Warwick Wroth noted in the British Museum Catalog, "The Sixths of [this Lesbos electrum series] form one of the most beautiful coin-series of the ancient world. This will be evident from a glance."
SH21935. Electrum hekte, Bodenstedt 100, gVF, Mytilene mint, weight 2.550g, maximum diameter 10.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 332 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse head of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, snake lower left, all within linear frame and incuse square; SOLD










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