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CNG 91, Lot: 264. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte (9mm, 2.49 g, 2h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Two confronted female heads, their faces overlapping; all within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 55 (dies b/– [unlisted rev. die]); HGC 6, 981; Boston MFA 1693 (same obv. die); de Luynes 2555 (same obv. die). Near VF. Extremely rare, Bodenstedt lists only 8 examples; this coin is one of only two in CoinArchives, and is the first CNG has handled.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 200 (10 October 2011), lot 1719.