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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 175. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. 1/24 Stater (Electrum, 6mm, 0.60 g). Calf’s head to right. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square of millsail pattern. Rosen 328. SNG von Aulock 7774. Attractive and clear. About extremely fine.


From a northern European collection.

The head on the obverse of this coin is often termed that of a lion, but the rounded features and very large eye look remarkably bovine and it seems much more likely to be that of a calf.