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Coin ID #12749

Mytilene (BC 530-522) EL 1/48 Stater - BE2

ca 522 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (0.30g, 5mm). Calf head facing right / Incuse square punch. VF. Carr coll.

One example noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be only the fifth additional example offered at electronic auction. Obverse die match with Bod Tafel 50 E2 a/-.

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City/Mint name:Mytilene EL
Keywords:archaic / electrum
References:Bodenstedt E2 1/48 Stater
Valuation:Pecunem Auc. 34 (8/2015), lot 285 [EUR 200 ($219) + comm]
Photo courtesy of:Gitbud & Naumann -
Filesize:52 KiB
Date added:Aug 09, 2015
Dimensions:1166 x 578 pixels
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Adrian   [Aug 18, 2015 at 04:00 AM]
After Bodenstedt (1981) was published, some scholars have suggested this series of emissions appears to equate to a Lydo-Milesian standard which may indicate it was minted in Ionia, perhaps during the Ionian Revolt – see Kayhan (2002), Plate 28 nos 732-734.

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