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CNG 96, Lot: 468. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.30 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Geometric figure resembling a star, composed of a cross centered upon a polygon of eight sides / Rectangular incuse divided horizontally and vertically into four compartments by two perpendicular lines; the upper two compartments divided into thirds by two parallel lines; the lower two compartments divided into halves by a single line, the upper halves contain a pellet, the lower halves are bisected by two small vertical lines. Weidauer –; Traité I 5; Elektron I 17; Rosen –; SNG Kayhan 698; SNG von Aulock –; Zhuyuetang 3; Konuk & Lorber fig. 14. Good VF, lightly toned. Very rare.