454-427 BC El Hecte VF

LESBOS. Mytilene. Ca. 454-427 BC. EL sixth stater or hecte (10mm, 2.53 gm, 3h). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 4/5. Female head facing slightly right, wearing taenia (hair band) / Bull's head left, M above, within incuse square. Bodenstedt 44; HGC 6, 970. RARE! With a pretty facing head. Great opportunity to acquire this rare type.

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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