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504406. SOLD $975

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.32 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Plain globular surface / Incuse rectangle with geometric designs. Unpublished the standard references. As Made.

Typically, hektes struck in this series have two square incuse punches on the reverse, where here it is a single rectangular punch. Also the square punches are typically formless, where here there are intentional designs. Similar designs are known on a variety of early EL issues, such as the scarab beetle types from an uncertain Ionian mint and the recumbent lion types struck at Miletos.