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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #12372

Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B52

ca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm). Young male head facing right, wearing knotted taenia with lotus-like ornament above the forehead / Wreathed male head (in archaic style) facing right, wearing long beard, within incuse square. gVF, one of the best examples known, with reverse in much better condition than usual for this emission. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 29 examples of this emission. A further 30 examples have appeared at auction, this being the 30th.

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City/Mint name:Mytilene EL
Keywords:electrum / classical
References:Bodenstedt 52
Valuation:CNG Auc. 351 (5/2015), lot 260 [$825 + comm]
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group Inc -
Filesize:175 KiB
Date added:May 21, 2015
Dimensions:800 x 412 pixels
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Adrian   [May 22, 2015 at 12:42 PM]
The identity of the individuals featured on this coin has been open to speculation. Some suggest the obverse male is a youthful river god. Some have suggested the male on the reverse is an older river god, others suggest it is Dionysos.

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