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Triton XXI, Lot: 497. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes. Circa 620/10-564/53 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.36 g). Sardes mint. Head of roaring lion right, “sun” on forehead / Two incuse squares. Weidauer Group XVII, 108 var. (obv. with inscription; same punches). VF. Well centered and struck.

Although this piece does not bear an inscription on the obverse, by virtue of the punch links, it is an issue contemporary with the series signed WALWEL.