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91000121

Unique and Unpublished Hekte

CNG 91, Lot: 121. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MACEDON, Eion(?). Circa 600-550 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.76 g). Apparently unpublished. Good VF.


Although no electrum coins of Eion have previously been published, an electrum fourree is known (CNG E-215, lot 46), suggesting that Eion did indeed issue electrum. The attribution of the present piece is not yet certain, but considering that Eion was the only Greek city that used the goose as its principal coin type and that the city issued silver coins with the identical design as the present coin, the attribution to Eion seems solidly based.