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CNG 108, Lot: 194. Estimate $30000.
Sold for $75000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Phokaia. Circa 625/0-522 BC. EL Stater (21.5mm, 16.54 g). Seal (φωκη) swimming left, its trunk inscribed ΦOK (in retrograde), octopus clamped in its mouth, three square objects around / Incuse square and rectangle. Triton VI, lot 361; New York Sale XIV, lot 110 (same obv. die); otherwise unpublished. Good VF, some die rust, light scratch on obverse, scuff on reverse. Extremely rare stater of Phokaia, and only the third known of this type.