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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor

Coin ID #14030

Phokaia (BC 387-326) EL Hekte - B102

ca 387-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 10mm). Laureate female head (Sappho), hair in sakkos; below, small seal / Quadripartite incuse square. Lightly toned and unusually well centered, gVF. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes 36 examples of this emission. Most examples omit the small seal due to the strike not being well centered. The obverse portrait is thought to be that of the female Greek poet Sappho, a native of Lesbos. A similar female portrait is to be found on a rare and unpublished Stater of Lampsakos [see CNG Auc. 100 lot 74].

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City/Mint name:Phokaia EL
Keywords:electrum / classical
References:Bodenstedt 102
Valuation:CNG Auc. 408 (10/2017), lot 191 ($700 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group Inc -
Filesize:178 KiB
Date added:Oct 26, 2017
Dimensions:800 x 385 pixels
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