Coin, Lesbos, 480-350 Bf JC
Mytilene - Hekte - Mytilene - EF(40-45) - Electrum
- Denomination: Hekte
- Year: Not Applicable
- Mint name: Mytilene
- Composition: Electrum
- Greece province: Lesbos, 480-350 Bf JC
- Our coin condition comments: complete piece
An “EF(40-45)” quality
As in numismatics it is important that the state of conservation of an item be carefully evaluated before it is offered to a discerning collector with a keen eye.
This initially obscure acronym comprising two words describing the state of conservation is explained clearly here:
This means – more prosaically – that the coin has circulated well from hand to hand and pocket to pocket but the impact on its wear remains limited: the coins retains much of its mint luster, sharp detailing and little sign of being circulated. Closer examination with the naked eye reveals minor scratches or nicks.