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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 396. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 454-427 BC. El Hekte (2.53 gm, 12h). Diademed female head facing slightly right / Bull's head left; M above. Bodenstedt Em. 44 (dies a/b); BMC Troas pg. 160, 50 (same dies); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -. VF. Struck with fresh dies. Very rare. ($1500)

Bodenstedt records only 4 specimens of this variety with the M on the reverse die, all of which are in museums.