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Triton XXI, Lot: 483. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 2.39 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Griffin seated left; five pellets in cross form to left / Incuse square. Cf. Rosen Sale 18 = NFA XXII, lot 312 = Athena Fund I 647 = Triton VI, lot 389 (trite). Good VF. Unique as a hekte.

Triton XIII, lot 1311 is a Lydo-Milesian hekte with a griffin on the obverse, but of a slightly different style, and no symbols in the fields; its incuse, however, is similar to the present issue, thus they may be related. In contrast, the Rosen trite is definitely a larger denomination of this exact issue.