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Lot 46





Estimate: 1'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 800 CHF Price realized: 1'700 CHF
ISLAND OF LESBOS. MYTILENE. Hecte (sixth stater), electrum, about 335 BC. EL 2.56 g. Laureate, bearded head of Zeus Meilichios r., snake in front of the face. Rev. Within linear square, facing bust of Nike with open wings, head turned r., above, two stars. Bodenstedt 301, Em. 101.9 (this specimen, rev. illustr. on pl. 59, 101y). Boston 1729 (this die).
Slightly oval flan. Almost extremely fine

Provenance:
Dr. A. Binkert collection (acquired Dec.15, 1956 from Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel)
B. Schulte collection in Auction Münzen & Medaillen GmbH, Weil/Rh. 28 (Stuttgart 2008), 925.

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