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Lesbos, Mytilene EL Hecte Aktaion/Gorgon (454-427 BC) Ch XF NGC

Lesbos, Mytilene EL Hecte Aktaion/Gorgon (454-427 BC) Ch XF NGC

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A superb example of ancient coin history, this specimen contains between 2.50 and 2.62 grams of Gold. This coin has all the sharpness of a freshly minted coin, but was struck initially between 454 and 427 B.C.

Gold Coin Design:

The obverse features the head of Aktaion with the horn of stag facing right, while the reverse depicts a facing gorgon, tongue protruding, within a linear square border.

In Greek mythology, Aktaion, otherwise known as Actaeon, was the son of the priestly herdsman Aristaeus and Autonoe in Boeotia. A Gorgon is a mythical creature portrayed in ancient Greek literature. Descriptions of Gorgons vary and occur in the early examples of Greek literature.

Gold Coin Packaging:

NGC encapsulation authenticates and protects the Choice Extra Fine grade by NGC.

Gold Coin History:

Mytilene, the ancient city, was initially confined to an island that later was joined to Lésbos, creating a north and south harbor. Mytilene was famous for its high output of electrum coins struck from the late 6th through mid-4th centuries B.C. The common denomination was the Hecte.

NGC Grade:

In addition to grade, other attributes of a coin’s condition, quality of manufacture, and appearance are described by NGC. NGC Ancients rates the quality of a coin’s Strike on a scale of one to five, with one being the lowest and five being the highest rating. Each point represents a 20% portion of the 5-point scale; thus, those designated by a “5” rating need not be perfect, as that rating incorporates the top 20% of the scale.

Strike: 4/5

The primary considerations for Strike are centering, the strength of Strike, evenness of Strike, striking cracks, planchet imperfections, and die state.

Surface: 4/5

The primary considerations for Surface quality are luster, corrosion, porosity, encrustation, Silvering, cleaning, marks, hairlines, and scratches.

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Strike 4/5
Surface 4/5

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