|Sale: CNG 67, Lot: 672. Estimate $500.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2004.
Sold For $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Before 600 BC. EL Fourrée 1/24 Stater (0.54 gm). Forepart of stag left, head reverted; \
by neck / Incuse punch with raised lines within. Cf. Wiedauer 35 = Traité pl. II, 18 = Robinson, "Some Electrum and Greek Gold Coins," ANS Centennial Publication, pl. XXIX, 3B = BMC Ionia pg. 47, 4 (hekte with \
before); Boston MFA -; SNG von Aulock -; Rosen -. VF, scattered breaks in plating. Rare. ($500)
These electrum coins mark the first appearance of the stag of Artemis as a civic badge of Ephesos, and are fromthe same issue as the famous "Phanes" stater and trite, the earliest named coinage. The tiny 1/48 staters are struck from the same dies as the hemihektes with forepart of stag.