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ID:     82200
Type:     Greek
Region:     LESBOS
City:     Methymna
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Obol
Date Struck:     B.C. c. 500 - 450
Diameter:     8.7 mm
Weight:     0.551 g
Obverse Description:     Helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse Description:     Turtle within dotted frame and incuse square
Mint:     Methymna
Primary Reference:     cf. Klein 793 (attributed to Lycia),
Reference2:     SNG VA -
Reference3:     CNG 63, lot 455
Reference4:     SNG Cop -, SNG M√ľnchen -
Photograph Credit:     FORUM ANCIENT COINS
Notes:     This rare type must have been struck at Methymna, based on style and composition (also note the dotted frame). On top of that this coin came in a groups comprising several other Lesbos fractions.