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CNG 103, Lot: 285. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Myshemihekte – Twenty-fourth Stater (6.2mm, 0.69 g). Phokaic standard. Head of boar left / Incuse square. Weidauer –; Traité I –; SNG Kayhan 719. Good VF.

The boar type electrum is a type usually found on the early issues of the kings of Lydia (see Spier in Studies Price), but those pieces are of a slightly different style and are struck, appropriately, on the Lydo-Milesian standard. This issue, struck on the Phokaic standard, is certainly from an unrelated mint.