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Triton XXI, Lot: 481. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.31 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Geometric figure resembling a star, composed of a cross centered upon a polygon of eight sides within a square with slightly rounded sides / Rectangular incuse punch 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. McFaddden 2; Weidauer –; Traité I 5; SNG Kayhan 698; Boston MFA –; Rosen –; Elektron –; Zhuyuetang 3 (all from same die and punch). EF.

Ex JMG Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 94, 18 September 2013), lot 567.