The Lion of Mytilene One of the first coins in history

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Even in ancient times, Mytilene was the capital city of the island of Lesbos, an important trading centre. Numerous commodities such as oil and wool were transshipped from its harbour. This historically significant electrum coin (a natural alloy of gold and silver) dates from the 5th century BC (approx. 521–478 BC) and therefore rates amongst the oldest coins in history.

It depicts the heraldic animal of the city, the lion, on the obverse as well as the head of a calf on the reverse. The lion represents several gods in Greek mythology, including among others, Dionysos and Apollo. In this case, it is meant to represent the god Apollo, who was worshipped as the principal deity in Mytilene. The calf in turn represents the old coat of arms of the city of Mytilene.

The over 2500-year-old coin is encapsulated and presented in a noble real wooden box with English certificate.

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Specification

  • Base metal: .999 Gold
  • Country of issue: Hellas

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