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Isl. of Lesbos, Mytilene EL Hecte (c.412-378 BC) - NGC Ch.XF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5)

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Isl. of Lesbos, Mytilene EL Hecte (c.412-378 BC) - NGC Ch.XF (Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5)

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Why add this EL Hecte from the Greek Island of Lesbos to your collection of ancient coinage?

The Island of Lesbos is located in the northeast portion of the Aegean Sea, near the border of Turkey. The capital of Lesbos, in ancient and modern times, is the port city of Mytilene, which was established by Thessalian colonists in the 11th century BC. Having a value of one-sixth of a stater, this Hecte was minted in Mytilene, c.412-378 BC. The coin is struck from electrum (EL), which is a naturally produced alloy of silver and gold, combined with of trace amounts of other metals for hardness. The coin measures approximately 10 mm in diameter, with a weight of 2.53 grams.

Warrior Imagery from Greek Mythology

The obverse features the head of Ares, the Greek god of war, in a crested helmet embellished with flames. An Amazon warrior is depicted on the reverse, facing right within an incuse square, head also adorned with a helmet.

Graded Choice Extremely Fine

This EL Hecte of Mytilene was reviewed and authenticated by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation's division dedicated exclusively to the grading of ancient coinage, NGC Ancients. The coin has been certified Ch. XF, Choice Extremely Fine (Sheldon scale equivalent of 45), with the additional grading of 4/5 for both strike and surface quality. The stunning coin exhibits complete detail with some wear on the highest points.

Don't miss the opportunity to add this magnificent Electrum Hecte struck approximately 2,400 years ago in the Greek city of Mytilene to your collection!

Year of Issue:c. 412-378 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch XF