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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lesbos| > MA95437
Mytilene, Lesbos, 400 - 350 B.C.
|Lesbos|, |Mytilene,| |Lesbos,| |400| |-| |350| |B.C.|, NEWMytilene 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.
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, weight 1.277g, maximum diameter 10.7mm, 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; $35.00











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