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Coin ID #8853

Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/48

ca 625-600 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (5mm, 0.27g). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Pellet in center of linear diamond shape within linear rectangle; striations in outer margins / Incuse square punch. VF.

The pellet within the diamond shape on the obverse is similar to the depiction of the eye on some early schematic lion head issues (cf. Weidauer 122 and Elektron II 26). It is therefore possible that these coins constitute a new denomination for that series.

File information
City/Mint name:Ionia Uncertain
Keywords:electrum / archaic
References:Weidauer –; Traité –; SNG Kayhan –; Rosen 293
Valuation:CNG Auc. 90 (5/2012), lot 601 ($900 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Classical Numismatic Group -
Filesize:63 KiB
Date added:Jun 09, 2012
Dimensions:790 x 366 pixels
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