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CNG 103, Lot: 280. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (11mm, 4.60 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 halves by a single line, the upper halves each containing a pellet, the lower halves bisected by two small vertical lines; the lower two compartments divided into thirds by two parallel lines. McFadden 1; Konuk & Lorber fig. 14; Elektron I 16; Rosen Sale 12; Traité –; Zhuyuetang 2; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Copenhagen (Cyprus, etc.), pl. 10, 318; SNG Kayhan 697. VF, toned.

From the David Wray Collection.