LESBOS. Mytilene. Tetradrachme (Circa 160-150 BC). Ap... and Proteas, magistrates.
Obv: Head of Zeus Ammon, with ram´s horns and Laurel wreath.
Rev: MYTIΛH-NAΩN / A-Π / ΠPΩ-TEA.
Cult image of Dionysos, wearing polos, the base adorned with wreath of ivy; all within wreath of ivy.
Leu 22 /129 var. (monograms on the reverse); Mattingly, ‘The Ma’Aret En-Nu’man Hoard’, in: Essays Carson & Jenkins, p. 81, 468 var. (magistrate Demetrios); Prospero Collection, The New York Sale XVII / 498 var. ( same obverse die, but with monograms on the reverse). Unpublished and unique, and perhaps only the fifth known 'Stephanophoric' tetradrachm from Mytilene.
Condition: Very fine.
Weight: 16.32 g.
Diameter: 35 mm.