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Coin ID #11259

Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B100c

ca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 12h, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of Artemis right in linear square. EF. Carr coll.

There is no coiled snake/serpent behind the head of Apollo (see B100b) or Artemis (see B100a). Bodenstedt notes that there has been no example emerge that has a serpent/snake on both obverse and reverse. Of this type, fifteen known to Bodenstedt, twenty four others known including this example.

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City/Mint name:Mytilene EL
Keywords:electrum / classical
References:Bodenstedt 100c
Valuation:Harlan Berk Auc. 183 (3/2013), lot 8 ($1,250 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Harlan J. Berk -
Filesize:91 KiB
Date added:May 25, 2014
Dimensions:530 x 263 pixels
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Adrian   [Feb 28, 2015 at 01:18 PM]
The head of Apollo is unusually large for the Hekte size coinage which may lend support to speculation that the die used was also used on a higher denomination. Liselotte Weidauer, in her book "Problems of early Electrum Coinage" (1975, Office du livre, Fribourg), describes how a number of the series of early coinage, including those of the Milesian and Phokaian standards, used the same dies within each of those series on a number of denominations. There are other Mytilene electrum coins on this website that also give cause for such speculation - see Coin ID #11286 and #11287.

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