377-326 BC El Hecte Isl. of Lesbos AU*

LESBOS. Mytilene. Ca. 377-326 BC. EL sixth stater or hecte (10mm, 2.56 gm, 6h). NGC AU ★ 5/5 - 4/5. Youthful male head right, horned, wearing taenia / Female head right, back of hair in sphendone, within linear square, all within incuse. Bodenstedt  85. HGC 6, 1011. With two attractive heads of pleasing style. Great value on this scarce gold coin.

Lesbos, sometimes referred to as Mytilini after its capital, is a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. It has an area of 1,633 km (631 sq mi) with 320 kilometres (199 miles) of coastline, making it the third largest island in Greece. It is separated from Turkey by the narrow Mytilini Strait and in late Palaeolithic/Mesolithic times was joined to the Anatolian mainland before the end of the last glacial period.

 


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