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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 257

LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.51 g, 2h).

CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 257.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Greek, Electrum

Sold For $ 1 700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-428/7 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.51 g, 2h). Head of Athena right, wearing Chalkidian helmet, uncertain object on forehead / Confronted rams’ heads; palmette above; all within incuse square. Bodenstedt –, but cf. Em. 57, reverse die α; HGC 6, –; CNG 105, lot 270 (same dies); Numismatik Naumann 81, lot 162 (same dies); cf. NAC 78, lot 1471 (same obv. die, different rev. type). Toned, off center on obverse, some die wear on reverse. VF. Extremely rare, one of only three known.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Gemini IX (9 January 2012), lot 111 (hammer $8000).

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 13 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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