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76000699

Extremely Rare Inscribed Hekte

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 699. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 521-478 BC. EL Hekte (2.43 g, 7h). Forepart of horse right; LE below / Incuse head of roaring lion right; incuse rectangular punch behind. Bodenstedt Em. 20 (dies a/a); SNG Copenhagen 301. VF, lightly toned. Extremely rare, only 3 examples listed by Bodenstedt, all from the same die pair.