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Fifth Known Specimen

CNG 103, Lot: 273. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1055. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 478-387 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.54 g). Head of female left, wearing stephanos ornamented with palmettes; below neck truncation, small seal left / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 95 (citing only one specimen in the trade, Munich 1975); Roma E-Sale, lot 155 (same dies); Roma XI, lot 327 (same dies); Triton XIX, lot 231 (same dies). Near EF. Well centered and fine style. Extremely rare, only the fifth known example.