MYTILENE ELECTRUM HECTE ( HEKTE ) – ARTEMIS & TELCHINE TYPE BODENSTEDT 68 – XF NGC GRADED GREEK LESBOS COIN (Inv. 15013)
LESBOS. MYTILENE. Ca. 412-378 BC.
EL Hecte ( Hekte ), 2.53 g., 10 mm.
Obv. Head of Artemis-Cybele right.
Rev. Head of Telchine left in linear frame, within incuse square.
Bodenstedt 68; HGC 6, 994.
Ex Triton XI, 1/7/2008, 228.
NGC graded XF, Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5, an interesting type likely depicting one of the Telchines, mythological creatures born of the Titans, oftened described as having magical powers and ability to produce powerful poisons with which they brought about death and chaos.