521-478 BC Isle of Lesbos Electrum Hekte NGC AU

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Discover the Incredible Skill of These Ancient Coin Makers!

You'd never know that this Hekte coin, struck in the city of Mytilene on the Greek Isle of Lesbos, was struck around 2,500 years ago! The fine detail on such a small coin -- its diameter is only 10 mm -- shows a level of skill that must have been unrivaled in its day. In fact, this is one of the first coins ever known to have designs struck on both sides. And not just any designs, either -- as you can see, one side of the coin actually displays its design in negative relief!

Struck in the naturally formed gold/silver metal Electrum, fewer than 10 of these ancient Hekte coins are known to exist. But it's not only extremely rare -- it has also been preserved in remarkable condition, certified as About Uncirculated (AU) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) with a Strike 5/5 and Surface 5/5. With only one available, it won't last another 2,500 years in our vault. Order now!

Year of Issue (Date Our Choice)
Country Greece
Composition Electrum
Condition Circulated
Grade AU
Dimensions 10mm
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