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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 141. Estimate CHF10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 2.34 g), Sardes. Valvel Head of lion with open jaws to left. Rev. Double incuse square. Weidauer 93 var. (Trite). Very rare. Clear and unusually fine. About extremely fine.

From the OBS collection, London.

It is clear that this coin was struck from a die made by the same engraver responsible for the previous lot. In fact, it is likely that the die used for this coin would have also been used for Trites, since it is clearly too large for the flan.