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Coin ID #14449

Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - AR 1/12

ca 625-600 BC. AR 1/12 Stater or Diobol (9mm, 1.05g). Raised swastika pattern surrounded by pellets / Quadripartite incuse square. gVF.

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City/Mint name:Ionia Uncertain
Keywords:silver / archaic
References:Roma E-32, lot 343; Obolos 4, lot 338
Valuation:Naumann Auc. 62 (2/2018), lot 293 (EUR 325 + comm)
Photo courtesy of:Numismatik Naumann -
Filesize:250 KiB
Date added:Feb 06, 2018
Dimensions:1300 x 655 pixels
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Dimitry   [Feb 07, 2018 at 12:31 PM]
This may be a silver/billon core for a fourrée that was once coated with electrum foil. Early fourrées like this are known. The weight is consistent with a 1/12 stater that is missing the extra foil.

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