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Triton XXI, Lot: 491. Estimate $750.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 600-550 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater(?) (8mm, 1.86 g). Uncertain standard. Eagle flying upward, head left / Incuse square with two parallel right angle lines within. CNG E-408, lot 197 var. (lines in rev. punch); Rauch Summer Auction 2012, lot 345 var. (plain punch); otherwise unpublished. Good VF, as made. Extremely rare.

Rosen 315 (= Pozzi 2372) has a similar obverse type, but is struck on the Phokaic standard, has a pellet border on the obverse, and a plain incuse square on the reverse.