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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 122. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 0.57 g), Ephesos (?). Lion’s paw Rev. Rough incuse square. Rosen 283. SNG Kayhan 724. Weidauer -. Very rare. Unusually sharp and attractive. Extremely fine.

From the OBS collection, London.

This coin has been attributed to Ephesos, Miletos and to Lydia, but there is no real certainty other than its origin in the area of Ionia.