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Coin ID #12750

Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B67

ca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.45g, 11mm). Bearded head right of Zeus Ammon with ram's horn, two tendrils of hair curling back from crown of head / Diademed head right of female, hair rolled above nape of neck, within square incuse. VF. Carr coll.

Five examples noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be only the ninth additional example offered at electronic auction. Of the more than 5,000 different electrum issues of Mytilene documented by the owner of this coin, this is the first ‘kidney-shaped’ flan noted. The obverse and reverse are a die match for Goldberg Auc. 70 (9/2012), lot 3118 and Pecunem Auc. 15 (4/2014), Lot 198.

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City/Mint name:Mytilene EL
Keywords:electrum / classical
References:Bodenstedt 67
Valuation:Pecunem Auc. 34 (8/2015), lot 260 [EUR 325 ($356) + comm]
Photo courtesy of:Gitbud & Naumann -
Filesize:65 KiB
Date added:Aug 09, 2015
Dimensions:1078 x 578 pixels
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