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111, Lot: 26. Estimate $100.
Sold for $86. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Phokaia(?). Circa 6th-5th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm or Diobol (9mm, 1.63 gm). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. BMC Ionia pg. 215, 82; SNG Kayhan 514. VF.

Similar pieces with a seal behind the griffin's head are clearly Phokaian (as von Aulock 2116). Coins without the seal are possibly from Teos. Depending on the weight standard that might apply, this coin could be either a hemidrachm or a diobol.