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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor



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Mytilene EL


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Lesbos Uncertain


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Random coins - Lesbos
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B07627 viewsca 530-500 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g). Head of roaring lion right, the truncation with a rim of dots / Head of a cock left, behind an irregular oblong object; all within incuse. Good EF.
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B50341 viewsca 454-427 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 9h). Wreathed head of Dionysos right / Heads of two confronted calves, palmette above, within incuse square. Rare. VF.
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B78229 viewsca 412 - 378 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 6h, 10mm). Head of Ariadne left, hair in sakkos decorated with three grape bunches / Lion crouching right, breaking spear in jaws, in linear square within incuse square. Good VF. Ex Ponterio. Carr coll.

Ten examples are recorded in Bodenstedt and a further six examples have appeared in auction.
Pyrrha (BC 4th cent) AE 11283 views4th century BC. AE11 (1.12g, 1h). Head of the nymph Pyrrha left, hair bound in sphendone / Goat standing left; ΠΥΡ above, grape bunch(?) to left. Near VF, dark green patina. Alighieri Coll.
Mytilene (BC 521-478) EL Hekte - B14258 viewsca 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Head of roaring lion right, ΛE to left (facing outward, E retrograde) / Incuse head of calf right with collar, incuse rectangular punch behind. One of the finest known to capture all elements of the type, gVF. Carr coll.

Thirteen examples known to Bodenstedt, this appears to be the tenth example offered at electronic auction or sale. The obverse is one of the five coin types noted by Bodenstedt (B14, B20, B23, B28 and B35) that bear the initial letters of the name of the island - Lesbos.
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B101514 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Half-length bust of Nike right with wings spread; two stars above; all within linear square. Good VF, well centered, obverse die a bit rusty. Attractive reverse type.
Mytilene (AD 253-260) AE 32 - Valerian I498 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD. AE32 (25.28g). Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / Artemis standing right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow, facing Tyche seated left, holding patera and term. VF, dark grayish-green patina.
Methymna (BC 360-330) Obol142 viewsca 450/40-406/379 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.46g, 9h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Kantharos; M-A-Θ counterclockwise around. VF, minor roughness on reverse.

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Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B65 var.53 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.59g, 10mm, 7h). Bearded head of Ares right, wearing crested Attic helmet / Head of Amazon right, her hair drawn up and tied, in linear border within incuse square. gVF. Carr coll.

This emission is a variation of Bodenstedt 65. The reverse usually shows Amazon wearing an ornate helmet with the forepart of a griffin. This coin shows the Amazon without a helmet and her hair drawn up and tied. Bodenstedt does describe this variation for which he records 5 examples from a single die. At auction, only 5 other examples have appeared, thus this appears to be only the 11th example known. The obverse is from a die unrecorded by Bodenstedt and unknown from the examples from auctions.
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Mytilene (BC 521-478) Hemihekte - B-83 viewsca 530-522 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.25g, 9.4mm). Forepart of winged boar, right / Incuse head of man-headed bull / river god, left. Obverse struck from rusty die, otherwise gVF. Carr coll.

The cataloguer at CNG described this coin as “Unpublished. Unique, and this issue is unknown in any other denomination.” A fascinating and important coin, as it confirms that a fraction, in addition to Hekte, was issued by Mytilene. Bodenstedt suggested a series of fractional emissions could be attributed to Mytilene - these have a calf head facing right on the obverse and incuse square on the reverse. This attribution is disputed by many scholars (see Coin ID #12959). In this context, this new fraction is of significant interest.
Sep 15, 2016
Mytilene (BC 350-250) 1/4 Stater45 viewsca 350-250 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.77g, 14mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / M-Y/T-I, lyre within linear border. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B9241 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Bust of Maenad, hair in sphendone, right / Torch in linear square. EF.Sep 12, 2016
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B9149 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Veiled head of Demeter right, wearing wreath of grain ears / Filleted tripod with linear square. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B7939 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 11mm). Female head right, with hair in sakkos / Kithara within linear border. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
Mytilene (BC 412-378) EL Hekte - B7836 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 11mm). Head of Ariadne left, hair in sakkos decorated with three grape bunches / Lion standing right, broken javelin in jaws; all within linear square. aEF.Sep 12, 2016
Mytilene (BC 454-427) EL Hekte - B5118 viewsca 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Bearded head of Silenos right within incuse square. gVF. Very rare.Sep 12, 2016