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10 minuti fa, paparoupa dice:

This is a nymph and some believe it is Europa. It is appearing in an EL hekte from Mytilene but also in the billon(?) coin you posted.



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Direi che Paparoupa ha azzeccato, no? Io l'avevo presa per Irene Papas...o forse la Callas (in fondo, in Grecia siamo!)

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Bravo @paparoupa

si tratta di di un triemiobolo di Mitilene

Numismatik Naumann (formerly Gitbud & Naumann)

Auction 59 115 (« | ») 5. Nov. 2017 * (premium account) * (premium account)


LESBOS. Mytilene. Trihemiobol (Circa 440-400 BC).
Obv: Diademed head of Sappho(?) facing slightly left .
Rev: MVTI. 
Head of roaring lion left in incuse square.
SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; BMC 1-2; HGC 6, 1038.
Very rare
Condition: Good very fine.
Weight: 0.96 g.
Diameter: 10 mm.


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il volto femminile è attribuito alla poetessa Saffo come avviene anche per questo statere coniato sempre a Mitilene




Auction Lot Date Start Hammer
MONNAIES 23 101 (« | ») 27. Nov. 2004 * (premium account) * (

 EOLIDE - خLE DE LESBOS - MYTILENE(Ve - IVe siècles avant J.-C.) Hecté ou sixième de statère N° v23_0101   
Date : c. 378 AC.
Nom de l'atelier : Mytilène
Métal : électrum
Diamètre : 10,5mm
Axe des coins : 12h.
Poids : 2,49g.
Degré de rareté : R1
Etat de conservation : TTB Prix de départ : 550 €  Estimation : 950 €   
lot invendu

Commentaires sur l'état de conservation : Portrait inhabituel de très belle facture et de joli style. Revers centré, mais carré linéaire pratiquement hors flan. N° dans les ouvrages de référence : Bod.79 /18 (d/f) pl. 56 - B. traité2183 pl. 160/18 - Aulock-  - P.2324  - BMC.64
Titulature avers : Anépigraphe.
Description avers : Tête de Sapho à droite, les cheveux retenus dans un saccos.
Titulature revers : Anépigraphe.
Description revers : Lyre à sept cordes dans un carré linéaire.


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