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Greek: Lesbos-Mytilene


Greek, Lesbos-Mytilene, AR Diobol, c.400-350 BC
(No legend)
Laureate head of Apollo right
MY
Head of Aphrodite right, control mark at left (partially off flan)
10mm, 1.25g
BMC 8-14
Ex David Cannon Collection


Lesbos-Mytilene, EL Hekte, c.377-326 BC
(No legend)
Head of Apollo right wearing ivy wreath
(No legend)
Facing head of satyr in linear square
11mm, 2.55g
Bodenstedt Em. 90 (unlisted dies); SNG Copenhagen 323
Ex Freeman & Sear; Ex Classical Numismatic Group, Mail Bid 70, Lot 230, September 2005
Image courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection


Lesbos-Mytilene, EL Hekte, c.377-326 BC
(No legend)
Laureate head of Apollo right
(No legend)
Head of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, serpent in left field, all in linear square
10mm, 2.55g
Bodenstedt Em. 100; SNG Copenhagen 317
Ex Forvm Ancient Coins
Image courtesy of Lawrence Woolslayer Collection


Lesbos-Mytilene, EL Hekte, c.350-330 BC (Modern Fake - Becker, c.1812-1830)
(No legend)
Head of Jupiter left, dotted border
(No legend)
Facing head of satyr in linear square
11mm x 12mm, 2.44g
Bodenstedt F14; Weber III, 5642; Hill, Becker 93 (same dies)

Notes from John Lavender: Bodenstedt F14 = Weber 5642 (also = Hill, Becker 93, same dies). Bodenstedt’s prefix F stands for Fälschungen (false, forgery). Unlike some other electrum coins, say some Celtic and some Byzantine, those covered by Bodenstedt are never silver in appearance. This specimen is interesting in that it is a Becker (fl. ca. 1812-1830) forgery (perhaps a restrike, as the original dies were used throughout the 19th century to strike copies).