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Karia Uncertain (BC 450-400) female/lion - Obol421 viewsca 5th cent. BC. AR Obol (0.61g). Female head (of Archaic style) left, hair in sakkos / Facing head of lion within incuse square. gVF. Unpublished?
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL 1/6 Stater794 viewsca 380 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Diademed head of Poseidon left, with trident over left shoulder; below, tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Of the highest rarity, apparently only the second specimen known. Extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL Stater1481 viewsca 400-330 BC. EL Stater (16.12g). Laureate and bearded head right; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. A Classical portrait of great power. Extremely rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL Stater1848 viewsca 380 BC. EL Stater (16.03g). Bearded and horned head of Silenus (or Pan) left, wearing ivy wreath; tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square with granular surfaces. Rare. A stunning portrait of late Classical style and a lovely reddish tone. Insignificant flan crack, otherwise EF.

Ex Sotheby’s sale 3/1996, 109; Star Coll. This stater speaks to the relations between Cyzicus and its great trading partner, Panticapaeum, where numerous Cyzicene staters have been found, testifying to their broad circulation in Crimea. This arresting Pan-Silenus head seems to have been borrowed from the obverse of the gold staters of Panticapaeum, which were issued in great quantity from ca 350-320 BC; if the stater predates that period, the motif may be inspired by other art from Panticapaeum. There is ample evidence of the relation of these two cities as supplier and consumer of gold. It has been suggested that the main supply of gold for Cyzicene staters was the rich mines of the Ural mountains.
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Kyzikos (BC 400-330) EL Stater1364 viewsca 400-330 BC. EL Stater (16.07g). Cow standing left, head turned back, suckling calf; tunny-fish below / Quadripartite incuse square. Very rare. Struck on a broad flan and complete, EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/24 Stater923 views5th-4th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.69g). Zeus Aëtophoros kneeling right on tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare as a 1/24 stater. Ex CNG XXVII (9/1993), lot 555.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater990 viewsca 450-375 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.41g). Zeus Aetophoros kneeling right on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Unpublished as a hekte. Ex CNG 57 (4/2001), lot 378.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater865 viewsca 420-350 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.70g). Cerberus standing left, tunny fish below / "Windmill-sail" incuse. VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater 804 viewsca 410-380 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.65g). Dionysos, wearing himation, reclining left on rock decorated with panther-skin, holding kantharos; tunny fish below / "Windmill-sail" incuse. EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater 747 views5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.71g). Figure, wearing armor and holding transverse scepter, standing left [on tunny?], in pose of acclamation / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished. VF, lightly toned, some die rust on obverse. Unique.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater858 views5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.64g). Bull, with filleted horns, standing right, head left, on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare, the second or third known. Ex CNG 57 (3/2001), lot 379.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater897 views5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.67g). Herakles and his brother, Iphikles, both nude, kneeling on tunny, fighting Hera’s serpents / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned. Extremely rare in this denomination. Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 96 (6/1999), lot 158.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater796 views5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.65g). Nike, holding aplustre, kneeling left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Well centered.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater802 views5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Silenos crouching right on tunny right, supporting amphora on left leg and with left hand pouring wine into cup he holds in his right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, underlying luster. Extremely rare as a hekte.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater687 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (9mm, 2.56g). Three-quarter facing head of Apollo, head turned slightly right / Quadripartite incuse. VF. Unrecorded as a Hekte?
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater529 views5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte (2.5g, 11mm). Head of youth left; [below, tunny left] / Quadripartite incuse square. Banker mark on obverse (behind neck), gVF. Rare denomination for issue.

While the staters of this issue are relatively common, the sixth staters are particularly rare. Weber notes that at the time of its publication, the only other example known was in the Bibliothèque Nationale. This may have been in error as a sixth stater is not present in SNG France.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater368 views5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (9mm, 2.49g). Kithara; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Fine. Very rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL 1/6 Stater487 viewsca 380 BC. EL Hekte (2.63g). Naked Kabir wearing pileus and chlamys kneeling left over ram, which he is about to stab with knife held in right hand, while holding up the head of the ram with his left; below, tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Of the highest rarity. A very interesting and finely executed representation, light reddish tone and extremely fine. Ex Spink 114 (1996), 57.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL Stater861 views5th-4th century BC. EL Stater (15.99g). Triptolemos in chariot of winged serpents right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, lightly toned. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 430-370) EL Stater647 viewsca 400 BC. EL Stater (18mm, 16.02g). Diademed head of Aphrodite left with flower on forehead; below, tunny fish left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF.
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Kyzikos (BC 440-430) EL Stater1284 viewsca 440-430 BC. EL Stater (16.08g, 21mm). Head of Athena facing three-quarters right with triple-crested Attic helmet, hair in heavy, twisted locks on either side of the head; below tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square with slightly granulated fields. Rare. Excellent style. Well centered. Irregular, triangular flan. EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 450-430) EL Stater1482 viewsca 450-430 BC. EL Stater (15.90g). Lion crouching left on tunny, head three-quarters facing / Four-part incuse square. Very rare variety. Insignificant scratch on obv. Extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 450-430) EL Stater368 viewsca 450-430 BC. EL Stater (16.00g). Orestes kneeling left, holding sword and resting left arm on omphalos; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Ex New York Sale IV (1/2002), lot 188.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/12 Stater667 viewsca 450-400 BC. EL Hemihekte (). Head of Attis right, wearing ornamented Phrygian cap, [tunny fish below] / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely Rare - possibly only the third known specimen.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/24 Stater504 views5th-4th century BC. EL Twenty-forth Stater (6mm, 0.64g). Head of Attis right, wearing Phrygian cap; [below, tunny right] / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare denomination, apparently the third known.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater1026 viewsCirca 460-400 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.65g). Warrior, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, kneeling left, checking the straightness of his arrow, bow hung over his left wrist; tunny downward behind / Quadripartite incuse punch. RR! EF. Ex. Hirsch 169 (1991), lot 382.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater1144 viewsca 480-410 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Owl standing right, head facing, tunny below / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater1253 views460-400 BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Bee with straight wings, seen from above; tunny fish below / Quadripartite granulated incuse square. Good VF, a few scuff marks. A previously unknown type, apparently unpublished in any denomination.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater413 viewsca 450-400 BC. EL Hekte (2.7g). Head of Attis right, wearing a Phyrgian cap / Quadripartite incuse square. aEF.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL 1/6 Stater610 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. EL Hekte (2.65g). Head of Attis right, wearing jeweled Phrygian cap / Mill sail incuse. EF. Ex Leu 76 (10/1999), lot 147; ex Munzen und Medaillen XXI (6/1970), lot 143.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater1624 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (15.97g, 12h). Warrior, nude but for crested Corinthian helmet, kneeling right, checking the straightness of his arrow, bow hung over his left wrist; tunny downward behind / Quadripartite incuse punch. VF.

This type is part of a sub-series of Kyzikene staters that depict a warrior, in this case an archer, in the various stages of preparing his equipment for battle (Von Fritze I 115-117). It is not known whether this sub-series depicts any particular hero from mythology.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater1065 viewsca 450 BC. EL Stater (19mm, 16.09g). Helios kneeling right within biga, tunny fish below / Quadripartite incuse square with slightly granulated fields. EF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater 854 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (15.82g). Kabeiros, wearing pilos and chlamys, sacrificing ram to left; tunny fish below / "Windmill-sail" incuse. Attractive mythological type. VF. Ex Fortuna Fine Arts FPL (2008, New York), lot 16 (cover coin).
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater915 views5th century BC. EL Stater (16.08g). Head of Attis right, wearing Phrygian cap; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse punch. Choice EF. Rare, and among the finest. Ex New York Sale IV (1/2002), lot 191.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater864 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (16.05g). Naked Helios kneeling on right knee and holding foreparts of two horses by bridles that are prancing left and right at his sides; tunny right below / Quadripartite incuse square.
Extremely rare and a very interesting representation. Exceptionally well centred
on a full flan and about extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater1064 viewsca 460-420 BC. EL Stater (16.01g). Silenus, with horse’s ear and tail, kneeling right, holding kantharos in his outstretched right hand into which he is pouring wine from amphora balanced on left leg and steadied by left arm and head / Quadripartite incuse square. Very rare and in exceptional state of preservation. Perfectly struck on full flan and of superb style. Reddish tone and extremely fine.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater546 views5th-4th century BC. EL Stater (16.15g, 16mm,). Perseus, nude but for cloak tied around neck, kneeling right, head left, holding harpa and [head of the Medusa]; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned. Wonderful mythological type. Ex Hans von Aulock Coll; Hess-Leu 11 (3/1959), lot 246; R. Jameson Coll. (not in published part).
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater545 viewsca 440-415 BC. EL Stater (15.97g, 20mm). Head of Attis right, wearing Phrygian cap; below truncation, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square (mill-sail). Rare. EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater763 viewsca 430 BC. EL Stater (16.02g). Poseidon, naked but for cloak over left shoulder, kneeling right, holding dolphin and trident; tunny fish below / Quadripartite incuse square. Extremely rare and a very interesting issue. Unusually well-struck and centered on a full flan, aEF. Ex Sotheby’s sale 6/1990, Hunt part II, 462.
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Kyzikos (BC 460-400) EL Stater592 viewsca 460-400 BC. EL Stater (16.02g). Hermes kneeling right, right hand reaching into one-handled vase standing before him, and holding caduceus upwards in left hand / Quadripartite incuse square. Exceedingly rare, very few specimens known. A very interesting representation of superb style, EF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) 1/12 Stater 414 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.34g, 9mm). Lion right, gnawing on leg of prey; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF.
This is the second of three known that have been offered at auction.

This obverse has very close links to other coinage of similar period. Early drachmae of Velia have a similar type. Colin M. Kraay [Archaic and Classical Greek Coins (1976), p. 263] comments on the connection of the drachmae and this Kyzikos example, noting the rarity of deliberate reproductions of specific coin types across cities. An almost identical type is also found on a hecte emission of Mytilene (Bodenstedt 78 – Coin ID #11257).
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater759 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.69g). Panther standing left on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Very rare. Ex Jonathan P. Rosen Collection, 464; Galerie des Monnaies (2/1977), lot 94.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater954 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.68g). Boar standing left on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater689 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.69g). Winged dog standing left, head right, on tunny / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, toned.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater1308 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.67g). Facing head of gorgoneion with protruding tongue, set on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF. Rare.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater570 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.68g). Lion at bay left on tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, a couple light marks.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater285 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.64g, 11mm). Female head left on raised disk; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF. Apparently unpublished in the standard references with a female head.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater231 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 10mm). Prow of galley left terminating in forepart of winged hound or wolf; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Very rare. Carr coll.1 comments
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater140 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte (2.66g, 10mm). Winged hound or wolf crouching left, head right; below, tunny left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF.
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Kyzikos (BC 500-450) EL Stater1094 viewsca 500-460 BC. EL Stater (15.98g). Naked man half-kneeling holding a tunny by the tail in each hand. Pleasant VF.
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Lampsakos (BC 394-330) AV Stater - Hera981 viewsca 394-350 BC. AV Stater (8.36g, 12h). Head of Hera right, wearing stephane; bow and quiver to left / Forepart of Pegasos right in incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Good VF, a few tick marks on obverse. Extremely rare, the finest of two known (see Numismatica Ars Classica 18, lot 200, for the other). Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 23 (3/2002), lot 1244.
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Lampsakos (BC 500-450) EL 1/6 Stater497 viewsca 500-450 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (2.13g, 10mm). Forepart of Pegasos right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, very low gold content. Extremely rare EL fraction for Lampsakos.
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Lampsakos (BC 500-450) EL Stater1144 viewsca 450 BC. EL Stater (15.22g). Forepart of winged horse left, surrounded by a grapevine / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, a few edge splits. Rare.
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Lampsakos (BC 500-450) EL Stater1198 viewsca 450 BC. EL Stater (15.35g). Forepart of winged horse left, surrounded by a grapevine / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, a few edge splits. Rare.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-1166 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g). Female head to right, her hair bound up with criss-crossing ribbons / Panathenaic amphora with pointed lid; to left, palm branch; all within linear frame. Apparently unpublished and unique. aEF.

This piece is apparently completely unknown and unrecorded by Bodenstedt. The reverse bears a large amphora with a lid: its shape is that of a ‘Panathenaic’, so-called from its use to store the olive oil given to winners at the Panathenaic Games in Athens. So, we must be looking at a prize amphora, a conclusion that is confirmed by the palm of victory that stands nearby. This means that the person depicted on the obverse of this coin must be Nike, goddess of victory. The rather sober hairstyle is also found on figures of Nike from Terina, Olympia, Kyzikos, Lampsakos and elsewhere. The very specific nature of the types on this coin implies that it was struck to commemorate the victory of someone.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-1153 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.46g, 11mm). Female head (Leda ?) right, hair coiled / Head of Nike right, hair bound with a taenia, N-I/K-[A], all within linear square. VF, very rare with only three known. Unknown in standard references. Carr coll.

A very rare coin of considerable interest. The obverse has a die match with Bodenstedt 82 which he described as being the head of Leda. That obverse die only known by that single specimen noted by Bodenstadt which has a reverse of a swan. The reverse of this coin is Nike. At the time of sale, only three specimens known of this type. The inscription is not complete on any of the three specimens known but as a combination it is clear that the letters are N-I/K-A. Silvia Hurter in her article, on the first of the specimens known, notes that the inscription makes it clear that the reverse is that of Nike and it can be inferred that this coin was struck to commemorate a victory, but which is uncertain (see Die Nike von Mytilene: Eine anonyme Siegespragung, SM 202, June 2001, pp. 21-22).
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-430 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.5g, 10mm). Female head right, hair bound with ribbons / Panathenaic amphora, palm branch to left; all within linear square. gVF/EF. Carr coll.

The reverse depicts an amphora, described as “Panathenaic,” as amphoras of this shape, containing olive oil, were given to winners at the Panathenaic Games in Athens. The palm alongside the amphora is also suggestive of a victory. It has been suggested that in the circumstances of “victory,” the obverse might be a depiction of Nike – the goddess of victory. This coin type is unknown to Bodenstedt, but three examples have appeared in auction. The first and third examples are from the same dies. This current example is the second known and is from different dies.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-299 viewsca 378-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 10mm). Female head (Leda?) right, hair rolled behind / Head of Nike right, hair bound with a taenia, [N]-I/K-A, all within linear square. VF. Carr coll. Ex Münzen and Medaillen Deutschland, Auc. 22 (2008), lot 928 (Schulte coll.); ex Karl coll.; ex Münzen and Medaillen Deutschland, Auc. 9 (2001), lot 254.

Only 3 examples known of this type. Obverse of all examples is die match with Bodenstedt 82 that he described as head of Leda. The obverse die for Bodenstedt 82 has a reverse of a swan and is only known by 2 specimens. The reverse of this coin is Nike. The inscription is not complete on any of the 3 examples known, but it is clear that the letters are N-I/K-A. Silvia Hurter, in her article on this specific example, notes that the inscription makes it clear that the reverse is Nike and it can be inferred that this coin was struck to commemorate a victory, but which is uncertain (see Die Nike von Mytilene: Eine anonyme Siegespragung, SM 202, June 2001, pp. 21-22).
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B-268 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 6h, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Female head (Persephone and Hecate) right, wearing triangular earring, within linear square. VF.

The cataloger of this coin thought it to be a “mule” of B100 and B99. However, the reverse is different than B99 with the female wearing triangular earrings. There are no die matches for the obverse and the reverse is a new type. Noting a new emission is important, as it adds two extra years to the period of emissions of hecte from Mytilene. If the emissions did cease with Alexander, then each coin unknown to Bodenstedt supports the view that hecte were issued earlier than he suggests. It appears this is the eighth new emission unknown to Bodenstedt.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B- (B100/-)57 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10mm). Laureate head of Apollo right. / Female head (Persephone and Hecate) right, wearing triangular earring, all within linear square border. VF. Carr coll.

This coin is the second known of this type (the first was in Heritage Auc. 3046 (4/2016), lot 29113). These two hybrids appear to share the same reverse die, but the obverse is different. This coin appears to be a combination of B100 and a reverse unknown to Bodenstedt. However, the reverse is a die match with Coin ID #12999. The cataloguer of the Heritage example thought the reverse was B99. However, the reverse is different than B99 with the female wearing triangular earrings.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B1001305 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of Artemis right, hair in sphendone; serpent behind. VF, well centered and struck.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B100843 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g). Laureate head of Apollo right, coiled serpent behind / Female head (Artemis?) right, hair in sphendome, within linear square. aEF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B100c481 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 12h, 11mm). Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of Artemis right in linear square. EF. Carr coll.

There is no coiled snake/serpent behind the head of Apollo (see B100b) or Artemis (see B100a). Bodenstedt notes that there has been no example emerge that has a serpent/snake on both obverse and reverse. Of this type, fifteen known to Bodenstedt, twenty four others known including this example.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B1011246 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g). Laureate head of bearded male right (Zeus) / Bust of winged Nike right, two stars above. EF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B101855 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Winged bust of Nike right, two stars above, within linear square. Fine style, attractive types. Choice Very Fine.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B101571 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.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B1021644 viewsca 333 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g). Bearded head of male (Chares?) right / Head of young Oriental wearing Phrygian cap right, within linear square. Good VF. Very rare.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B103811 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g). Laureate head of Zeus Meilichios right / Head of young Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress; all within linear frame. EF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B103269 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.6g, 11mm). Laureate head of Zeus right / Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin, within linear frame. nEF. Carr coll.

It has been suggested that these are portraits of Philip II as Zeus and Alexander the Great as Herakles. Five examples of this coin type are recorded in Bodenstedt and nine further examples have appeared in auction.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B104618 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Young male head with Horn of Ammon (Karneios?) right / Eagle standing right, head reverted, within linear square. aEF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B104886 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g, 9h, 12mm). Head of young man with horn of Ammon right / Eagle standing right, head reverted, in linear square. aEF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B104864 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 9h). Head of Apollo Karneios right, with horn of Ammon / Eagle standing right, head reverted, within linear square. Good VF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B105847 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing, within linear square. Good VF, tiny flan flaw on cheek, light graze on helmet. Well centered for issue.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B105787 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (10mm, 2.53g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing, within linear square. Good VF, flan a bit small. The final issue of hektes from Mytilene.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B105725 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.60g, 12h). Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet with crest / Owl standing to right, head turned to face the viewer; all within linear square. Rare. Nearly extremely fine.

Bodenstedt believed this was the last issue of Mytilene, struck in the early 320s. The types are clearly those of Athens, though Athena’s helmet lacks the olive leaves and other decoration that appear on Athenian issues. Curiously enough, this issue is usually found struck rather shoddily, often from rusty dies. The present coin is one of the nicest known.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B69614 viewsca 380-340 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g). Female head facing right, hair forming a knot above head, wearing ear-pendant and necklace / Head of Pan facing right within a thin square frame, the whole in incuse square. Exceptionally beautiful female head struck in high relief. EF/VF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B72500 viewsca 360-340 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g). Head of Athena facing right, wearing Attic helmet, the side-flap turned up / Lion-scalp facing in thin square frame, all in incuse square. Good VF/VF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B72366 viewsca 400-350 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 12h). Head of Athena facing right, wearing Attic helmet, the side-flap turned up / Lion-scalp facing in thin square frame, all in incuse square. gVF. Rare.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B75779 viewsca 380-350 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Head of Artemis-Cybele facing right, wearing mural crown adorned by plain palmettes and earring / Head of beardless youth facing right, wearing petasos (Hermes?); in thin square frame, all within incuse square. Exceptionally beautiful reverse. EF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B79697 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Head of muse right, wearing Sakkos / Kithara. good VF/EF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B79125 viewsca 412-378 BC. EL Hekte (2.52g, 11mm). Female head right, with hair in sakkos / Kithara within linear border. gVF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B80176 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.51g). Female head, facing right / Head of Athena with Corinthian helmet, facing right. aVF.

Six known to Bodenstedt, no examples appear to have been sold at auction.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B80231 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 11mm). Female head right, hair in sakkos / Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, within linear square. VF.

Six examples noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be the first additional example offered at electronic auction.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B80290 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Female head right, hair in sakkos / Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, within linear square. Exceptionally well centred example, one of best known. gVF/EF. Carr coll.

Six examples noted by Bodenstedt, this appears to be only the second additional example offered at electronic auction.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B81529 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 12h). Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Head of youth (Pan?) right, wearing tainia, within linear square in incuse square. Near EF. Well centered strike, elegant style.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B82784 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.49g, 5h). Female head (Leda?) right / Swan standing right, head left, wing raised, within linear square in incuse square. Near EF, some die wear on reverse. Extremely rare, the third, and finest, known. Ex Tkalec (4/2007), lot 71.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B82122 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g, 10mm, 5h). Female head (possibly Leda) facing right / Swan standing right, head left, wing raised, within linear square in incuse square, VF/F. Carr coll.

Bodenstedt notes only one example. This is the third additional example known from auction. The other two sold at auction were NAC Auction O (2004), lot 1603 and Tkalec Auction (4/2007), lot 71. The obverse of all the examples have been struck from the same die. This obverse die was also used for an emission, unknown to Bodenstedt, that has Nike on the reverse – see Coin ID #11240 and Coin ID #12842. The reverse die used for this coin is different to what is the common die for the other three examples - the ‘underwing’ of the swan is more extensive and detailed.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B83976 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 11mm). Head of Hermes right, wearing Petasos / Panther standing right within linear square. VF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B83708 viewsca 340-330 BC. EL Hekte (2.56g). Head of beardless man facing right, wearing petasos (Hermes?) / Panther standing right in square frame, the whole in incuse square. About EF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B84263 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g). Head of nymph facing right. The hair above the forehead in a sphendone. Front of the ear, a spiral curl / Amphora with volute handles. EF.

One known to Bodenstedt, one further example has been sold at auction – this coin.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B84245 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.50g, 11mm). Head of nymph facing right, hair in sphendone / Amphora, two ivy leaves flanking; all within linear square border. VF. Rare.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B85353 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g, 10mm, 7h). Young male head right, horned, wearing taenia (Pan?) / Female head right, hair in sphendone. gVF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B85 Fourrée176 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.17g, 12h, 10mm). Young male head right, wearing tainia with frontal horn / Female head right, hair in sphendone, within linear square. Good VF. Carr coll.

Fourrées of Mytilene electrum coinage are rare as it appears that the penalty of forgery was death. This is a well preserved fourrée with the plating broken in several places but the overall appearance is still that of an electrum coin. The weight, as well as the broken plating, reveal the coin to be a fourrée.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B862253 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.53g, 12h). Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple crested Attic helmet / Head of Hermes right, Petasos hanging behind head. EF, small die break on Athena's head. Struck from detailed dies. Bodenstedt (pg. 267) detects the work of this master engraver also on dies of Rhodes (SNR 51 [1972], pl. 6, 70) and perhaps Klazomenai (SNR 45 [1966], pl. I-II).
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B86662 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g, 7h). Head of Athena facing slightly right, wearing triple crested Attic helmet / Head of Hermes right, wearing kausia tied behind his neck, in linear square. Good VF, toned.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B86319 viewsca 377 - 326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 6h, 11mm). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace / Head of Hermes right, chlamys around shoulders and petasos behind neck, within linear frame. Good VF. Carr coll.

The petasos, a wide-brimmed hat, is often identified with Hermes. Bodenstedt (p. 267) detects the work of this master engraver also on dies of Rhodes (SNR 51 [1972], pl. 6, 70) and perhaps Klazomenai (SNR 45 [1966], pl. I-II). Forty-one examples are recorded in Bodenstedt and a further forty-one examples have appeared in auction.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B86478 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.55g, 11mm, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena facing slightly right, single-pendant earring, and pearl necklace / Head of Hermes right, chlamys around shoulders and petasos behind neck, within linear frame. gEF.

41 examples known to Bodenstedt. Additionally, there appear to be the 58 additional examples that have come to auction – this being the 58th.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B87535 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g). Ivy-wreathed head of youthful Dionysos right / Head of horned Satyr right, within linear frame. EF.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B87 (unlisted reverse die)222 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g). Ivy-wreathed head of youthful Dionysos right / Head of horned Satyr right, within linear frame. About EF. Carr coll.

9 examples noted by Bodenstedt. An additional 21 examples have been offered at electronic auction. Unlisted reverse die in Bodenstedt, but same reverse die as Pecunem 19 (7/2014), lot 196. Ex Roma 14 (12/2014), lot 125.
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Mytilene (BC 377-326) EL Hekte - B88827 viewsca 377-326 BC. EL Hekte (2.54g). Head of Persephone right, wreathed with grain ears / Butting bull left within linear square. VF, some toning on the reverse, well centered.
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