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Triton XXI, Lot: 493. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off IONIA, Samos. Circa 530-528 BC. AR Hekte – Sixth Stater (13mm, 2.76 g). Euboic standard. Facing lion scalp / Incuse square. Barron 2 (same die and punch); HGC 6, 1176; BMC 10 (same die and punch). Good VF, toned, slightly granular surfaces, small mark on reverse. Very rare first silver issue of Samos, only 5 known to Barron (four of which are in museums), two in CoinArchives.