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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1427. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $2600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Miletos. Before 575 BC. EL Stater (14.01 gm). Lion reclining right, head reverted, within rectangular frame divided into smaller rectangular compartments / Central oblong punch containing a running fox and three pellets; square punch below containing stellate pattern; square punch above containing N pattern. Traité pl. i, 17 (slightly different reverse punches). VF, irregular flan. Extremely rare. The right facing lion type is much rarer than the left facing lion type. ($2000)

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Auction 45 (18 March 1998), lot 424.

A highly unusual flan that was made by incomplete melting of a 1/3 stater flan and a 2/3 stater flan. Fascinating.