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Coin ID #10732

Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 4 - EL 1/12

ca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (8mm, 1.19g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of lion right / Incuse square. VF. Very rare.

The style of the obverse of this type has a resemblance to similar hemihektes of Miletos (cf. SNG Kayhan 444–8), but the attribution of those pieces is based on their incuses, all of which have geometric shapes or pellets similar to the staters that are conclusively proven to have been from Miletos (cf. SNG Kayhan 440–1). Further study, however, may eventually prove the attribution of these plain-incuse issues to Miletos as well.

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City/Mint name:Ionia Uncertain
Keywords:electrum / archaic
References:Weidauer –; Traité –; Elektron I 21; Elektron II 22; Rosen –; SNG Kayhan –; SNG von Aulock –
Valuation:CNG Auc. 93 (5/2013), lot 402 ($500 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:72 KiB
Date added:Jul 12, 2013
Dimensions:800 x 395 pixels
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