LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.56 g 12), c. 490 BC. Head of a ram to right; below, rooster feeding to left. Rev. Lion’s head with open jaws to right; behind, rectangle divided into two squares; all incuse. BMC 7-9. Bodenstedt 16. 5 = Jameson 1468 = SNG von Aulock 7719 (this coin). An attractive coin with a fine pedigree. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, extremely fine.
From the B. in B. Collection, ex Bank Leu 48, 10 May 1989, 223, from the collections of H.von Aulock and R. Jameson, and from the collection of Consul E. Weber, Hirsch XXI, 16 November 1908, 2687.
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