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CNG 103, Lot: 235. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.56 g, 7h). Bearded head of Priapos right, wearing tainia / Head of female (nymph Chione or Dione?) right, hair in sphendone, within shallow incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 43; HGC 6, 969. Good VF, minor die rust. Fine style. Rare, only four examples cited by Bodenstedt, ten in CoinArchives.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 318 (15 January 2014), lot 196.