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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lesbos| > SH33290
Mytilene, Lesbos, c. 454 - 427 B.C.
Mytilene revolted against Athens in 428 BC but was overcome by an Athenian expeditionary force. The Athenian public assembly voted to massacre all the men of the city and to sell the women and children into slavery but changed its mind the next day. A fast trireme sailed the 186 nautical miles (344 km) in less than a day and brought the decision to cancel the massacre.
SH33290. Electrum hekte, Bodenstedt 41, SNGvA 1694, SNG Cop -, VF, Mytilene mint, weight 2.5111g, maximum diameter 11.0mm, die axis 60o, obverse boar forepart right; reverse lion head right in linear square within incuse square; SOLD










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