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Coin ID #4161

Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6

ca 600 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.42g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of roaring lion right on striated background / Double incuse square punches. Unpublished. Good VF. Apparently unique.

A few very rare issues of electrum have a lion forepart on a horizontally-striated field (cf. CNG 69, lots 444 and 447), but this is apparently the first appearance of lion’s head on a vertically-striated field.

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City/Mint name:Ionia Uncertain
Rating (6 votes):11111
Keywords:electrum / archaic
Valuation:CNG Auc. 73 (9/2006), lot 346 ($9,000 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:42 KiB
Date added:Jan 07, 2007
Dimensions:567 x 257 pixels
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