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CNG 105, Lot: 267. Estimate $500.
Sold for $360. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.59 g, 4h). Head of Aktaeon right, wearing stag's horn / Gorgoneion within incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 54; HGC 6, 980. Good VF.

Most issues of Mytilene’s electrum use a quantity of dies that all have a very consistent style. However, the coins of Bodenstedt’s emission 54 were struck from dies that have widely diverging styles; compare the present coin to the following lot.