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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 127. Estimate CHF2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Miletos. Circa 600-550 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.27 g). Lion lying to left, his head turned back to right; all within a rectangular linear frame Rev. Twon incuse squares, one with a floral or acanthus ornament, the other with a four-pointed star. SNG Kayhan 443. Rare, a very early example of this issue with a lion that is more ferocious and less ‘civilized’ than that found on the more common later issues. Good very fine.

From the OBS collection, London.