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10300240
CNG 103, Lot: 240. Estimate $500.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.54 g, 6h). Head of Aktaion right, with curled hair, wearing stag's horn / Gorgoneion in linear square within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 54; HGC 6, 980. Good VF.


An examination of the dies plated in Bodenstedt reveals a large variety of styles for the portrait of Aktaion on the obverse of this type. This coin is struck from the same reverse die as the previous coin, which has Aktaion with straight hair.