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10700496
Triton XXI, Lot: 496. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes. Circa 620/10-564/53 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.35 g). Sardes mint. Confronted heads of roaring lions, “sun” on foreheads (die positioned to feature the right side lion); WALWEL (in Lydian) downward between / Two incuse squares. Weidauer Group XVII, 99–100; SNG Kayhan 1012; Boston MFA 1771; Traité I 57; Roma XIII, lot 297 (same die and punches). VF. Well struck for issue.