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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 142. Estimate CHF1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes II. Circa 610-560 BC. Hemihekte (Electrum, 1.21 g), Sardes. Valvel (but only traces) Head of a lion with open jaws to left. Rev. Rough incuse square. Cf. Weidauer 110 (but head to right). Very rare. Almost all the hemihektes attributed to Alyattes bear lions’ heads facing to right. Good very fine.

From the OBS collection, London.