Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Ionia Uncertain (BC 500) Obol22 viewsca 500 BC. AR Obol (7mm, 0.96g). Helmet left / Quadripartite incuse square, with irregular features and heavily stippled. VF. Ex Rosen Coll.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 500-400) Hemiobol268 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (6mm, 0.31g). Archaic female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Stellate or floral pattern within incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Fine, toned, porous.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 500-400) Hemiobol120 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.31g, 7mm). Archaic female head right, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Stellate or floral pattern within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 500-400) Hemiobol11 views5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (5mm, 0.31g). Archaic female head left, wearing helmet or close fitting cap / Stellate or floral pattern within incuse square. aVF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-470) Triobol?1145 viewsca 520-470 BC. AR Triobol? (10mm, 2.13g). Forepart of horse right / Quadripartite incuse punch. Fine, porous.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-470) Triobol?392 viewsca 510-495 BC. AR Triobol (11mm, 2.23g). Forepart of horse right / Quadripartite incuse punch. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-470) Triobol?137 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm / Triobol (?) (10mm, 2.32g). Forepart of horse right / Irregular quadripartite incuse. VF, granular surfaces.

This curious pale silver issue is struck on the thick, globular flan often associated with late figural electrum. The attribution is uncertain; Schönert-Geiss has published similar specimens as tetrobols of the earliest issues at Maroneia, while find spots seem to indicate an origin in Asia Minor.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-470) Triobol?118 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm / Triobol (?) (10mm, 2.16g). Forepart of horse left / Irregular quadripartite incuse. Near VF, granular surfaces.

This curious pale silver issue is struck on the thick, globular flan often associated with late figural electrum. The attribution is uncertain; Schönert-Geiss has published similar specimens as tetrobols of the earliest issues at Maroneia, while find spots seem to indicate an origin in Asia Minor.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-480) Hemiobol568 viewslate 6th century BC. AR Hemiobol (0.43g). Scorpion (?) / Rough incuse square. Apparently unpublished. Extremely rare. gVF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-480) Hemiobol11 viewsca 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.40g). Spiral ornament / Incuse square punch. VF. Rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-480) Tetartemorion178 viewsMiletos(?), late 6th-early 5th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (4mm, 0.14g). Lion’s paw / Star of eight rays. Unpublished in the standard references. VF, toned, porosity. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-480) Tetartemorion161 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.15g, 5mm). Claw / Spiral or whirl. VF. Apparently unpublished.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Bull - EL 1/6 Stater1526 viewsca 500 BC. EL Hekte (2.34g), Milesian standard. Head of bull right / Incuse punch. aEF. Very rare. Samos and Klazomenai have been suggested as possible mints.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Bull - EL 1/6 Stater607 viewsca 500 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.33g, 9mm). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of bull right / Quadripartite incuse square. Near EF, toned. Rare. Ex Triton XI (1/2008), lot 250.

The Rosen catalog notes that the entry for the Vourla hoard in IGCH designates Samos as the mint of these coins, but J.P. Barron disagrees. Von Aulock placed the coin at an uncertain mint in Ionia, while Rosen was more general, at an uncertain mint in Asia Minor.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24890 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.61g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Cock's head right / Incuse square punch. VF, well-centered.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/241012 viewsca 560-530 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.60g). Milesian standard. Head of cock facing right / Four-part incuse square. Exceptionally beautiful detail. Very rare. Choice EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24204 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.62g, 7mm). Bird (cock?) standing left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24158 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.65g, 8mm). Bird (cock?) standing right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Eagle - EL 1/48668 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/48th Stater (5mm, 0.27g). Eagle standing left, head reverted / Incuse punch. VF, head off the flan. Rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater844 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint possibly in Ionia, ca 500-­480 BC. EL Stater (13.97g). Forepart of ram right / Rectangular incuse punch. Of the highest rarity, only the third specimen known of this intriguing issue. Of superb style and well struck in high relief, good extremely fine.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater594 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint possibly in Ionia, ca 500 BC. EL Stater (14.07g). Lion’s head right with dotted collar; behind, two raised squares / Quadripartite punch with uneven surface. Two specimens known. A powerful representation of superb Archaic style. Good extremely fine.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater549 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint possibly in Ionia, ca 500-­480 BC. EL Stater (13.99g). Lactating lioness crouching left, head facing / Two rectangular incuses divided by a narrow band. Of the highest rarity, among the finest of only five specimens known. Struck on a full flan and extremely fine. Ex NFA 25 (1990), 62 and Sotheby's Zurich (10/1993), 50.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - AR 1/24290 viewsca 600-550 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.54g). Horse’s head left / Rough incuse square. VF, toned.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/12966 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (8mm, 1.17g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Horse head left / Incuse square punch. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/12956 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.14g). Milesian standard. Head of bridled horse left / Incuse square. Exceptionally well centered. EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/24338 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twenty-Fourth Stater (6mm, 0.60g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of pegasos left / Incuse square. Near EF.

On most examples of this issue, the wing of Pegasos is off the flan, and therefore the type is usually referred to as a horse’s head.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/2427 views600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.59g, 5mm). Bridled head of Pegasos left / Rough incuse square. EF. Carr coll.

On almost all other examples that have come to auction, or appear in standard references, the wing of the Pegasos is not on the flan, giving the appearance of simply the head of a horse.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/48351 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (5mm, 0.30g). Head of horse left / Incuse square with raised sections in form of a cross. VF. Lee Coll.; said to be ex Rosen Coll. (not included in publication of collection).
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/6582 viewsca 600 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.48g). Phokaian standard. Figural type. Bridled horse's head right / Irregular incuse square. Unpublished. Good VF. Unique. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts X (9/1981), lot 167.

There are a variety of published horse's head electrum in various denominations from this general period (eg. Weidauer 141-142), but none have the horse's head facing right. In addition, the style of both the horse and the incuse punch are significantly different from the present coin.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/6422 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.21g). Uncertain standard. Figural type. Forepart of bridled horse left, legs forward in running motion, and mane flowing behind / Quadripartite incuse square. VF, toned, a little porous. Extremely rare with horse forepart.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/6462 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.5g, 11mm). Forepart of Pegasos right / Quadripartite incuse square. aEF. Apparently unpublished.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/12781 viewsca 575-525 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.30g). Phokaian standard. Head of lion facing right / Incuse square divided in four quarters. Exceptional head of lion struck in high relief. Mint State.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/24605 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.63g, 7mm). Phocaic standard. Figural type. Lion seated right / Incuse square punch. EF. Extremely rare, the third, and finest, known.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/24475 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.6g, 8mm). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of lion right / Incuse square punch. Good VF. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/24155 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.59g, 8mm). Head of lion right / Incuse punch of mill-sail pattern. gVF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/24 Stater206 views6th-5th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.60g, 7mm). Head of lion left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare. Apparently unpublished.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/486 viewsca 6th-5th century BC. EL 1/48 Stater (5mm, 0.35g). Head of lion right / Quadripartite incuse square. aEF. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/6586 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.67g). Phokaian standard. Lion standing right, turning head backwards, roaring. In left field, unknown object / Punch mark with irregular shape and surface. Rather unusual type. Extremely rare. Struck with worn dies. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Ram - EL 1/24670 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.58g). Milesian standard, figural type. Ram's head left / Incuse square punch. Near EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Ram - EL 1/24148 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.56g, 8mm). Head of ram left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 560-530) Man - EL 1/24 Stater727 viewsca 560-530 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.71g). Phokaian standard. Head of beardless man facing left / Four-part incuse square. Not found in the major references. This is one of the earliest images of a human on a coin. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-530) Crab - EL 1/6751 viewsca 570-530 BC. EL Hekte (2.57g). Phokaian standard. Crab / Incuse square with irregular protuberances. Not found in the major references. Very well struck for this issue. EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-530) Crab - EL 1/6625 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.59g). Phokaian standard. Figural type. Crab / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Extremely rare, apparently the fifth known.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Goat - EL 1/61044 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.75g). Phokaian standard. Ibex squatting left, head turned backwards / Four-part incuse square. Missing in major references; possibly unpublished. Extremely rare. EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Griffin - EL 1/12575 viewsca 570-540 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.34g). Phokaian standard. Head of griffin right / Incuse square. Bold VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Scarab - EL 1/12 Stater1041 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (8mm, 1.32g). Phokaic standard. Figural type. Scarab beetle / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Extremely rare, the third known.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Scarab - EL 1/24 Stater1114 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.63g). Samian-Euboic standard. Figural type. Winged scarab / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Extremely rare, one of two known. This type is also known by a unique 1/48 stater (Rosen 353) and a unique 1/96 stater (Rosen Collection [Muenzen und Medaillen 72, 10/1987], lot 127).
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Siren - EL 1/121076 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.33g). Phokaian standard. Siren standing left, with the body of a bird and human head wearing cap with a long curl / Incuse square with irregular raised projections. EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Stag - EL 1/6609 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.61g). Phokaian standard. Figural type. Forepart of stag running right / Quadripartite incuse square. Unpublished. VF. Apparently unique.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Bull - EL 1/121024 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte - 1/12 Stater (1.14g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Bull’s head right / Incuse square punch. Good VF. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Bull - EL 1/24388 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.59g, 6mm). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of bull right / Incuse square punch. VF. Extremely rare, SNG Kayhan notes the type in this denomination is otherwise unpublished.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24647 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.55g), uncertain standard, figural type. Griffin's head left / Incuse square punch. Very fine.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24238 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.5g, 6mm). Milesian standard. Palmette motif / Incuse square punch. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24265 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.59g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Palmette motif / Incuse square punch. gVF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24 Stater449 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Milesian standard 1/24 Stater (0.62g). Lion head (?) / Incuse punch. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/6407 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.48g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Torso of winged figure facing, head right / Incuse square punch. Near VF. Possibly unique.

This coin may not belong to the same series as the Weidauer coins, which are not only larger denominations but also exhibit a different style of wings (curved rather than pointed) and incuse punches.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/6312 viewsca 600­-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.20g). Athena or Artemis standing facing, head left, holding with both hands a long thin object across waist / Irregular incuse punch. Of the highest rarity, apparently only the second specimen known. Extremely fine. Ex Leu 76 (1999), 165.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/96303 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/96 Stater (4mm, 0.13g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Raised oval within linear outline (resembling an eye) / Irregular incuse punch. Unpublished in the standard references. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric bee - EL 1/12651 viewsca 7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.16g). Milesian standard. Bee / quadripartite incuse square with central pellet. EF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric bee - EL 1/3865 viewsca 7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.69g). Milesian standard. Bee / Ornamented quadripartite incuse square. EF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric bee - EL 1/6772 viewsca 7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.30g). Milesian standard. Bee / Ornamented incuse punch. EF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Griffin - EL 1/6247 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.31g, 11mm). Head of lion (or seal) left / Two incuse square punches. gVF.1 comments
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Griffin - EL 1/6342 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (10.5mm, 2.34g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Head of lion(?) left, pellet (sun?) on forehead / Two incuse squares with irregular lines within. Good VF. Very rare.1 comments
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) leg - EL 1/2416 viewsa 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6mm, 0.67g). Leg and shoulder (of stag?) / Incuse punch of mill-sail pattern. VF. Extremely rare.

The exact nature of this design is not known, but it has the strong appearance of an animal's shoulder and leg, the hair on the lower part of the leg being highly evident on this example.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) leg - EL 1/2417 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Myshemihekte – Twenty-Fourth Stater (6mm, 0.66g). Uncertain design (chicken wing, rabbit leg, or human leg?) / Incuse square. Unpublished in the standard references. Good VF. Extremely rare.

The device on the obverse bears a strong resemblance to the obols attributed to Phlious in Phliasia (cf. BCD Peloponnesos 78–80), as does the reverse punch – a case of imitating types?
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion - EL 1/21233 viewsca 600 BC. EL Hemistater (8.35g). Phokaian standard. Figural type. Head of roaring lion right / Irregular incuse. Good VF. Unique.

While this coin appears to belong to Wiedauer's Series XLIII (lion head), the style of both the lion and the incuse are somewhat different. In particular, the incuses on the Wiedauer coins are shallower and have rough irregular patterns in relief. The incuse on the present coin is much deeper and has a smooth surface that flows to varying depths. Although these differences suggest this coin belongs to another series or issue, it is also possible, because there are no published hemistaters of this type, that this coin represents the norm for this particular denomination.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/12401 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte (1/12 Stater) (9mm, 1.01g). Roaring lion's head left / Ornamented incuse punch. Unpublished in the standard references, but see CNG 61 (9/2002), lot 710 for a previous example. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6593 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.25g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of lion right / Single divided punch with volute design. Unpublished. Near VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6944 viewsca 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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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6447 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (10mm, 2.24g). Two back to back lions' heads, facing downward with open jaws and lolling tongues, a volute decoration between / Single divided punch with volute design. Unpublished in the standard references. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6433 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (11mm, 2.20g). Two back to back lions' heads, facing downward with open jaws and lolling tongues, a volute decoration between / Single divided punch with volute design. Unpublished in the standard references. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6504 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.34g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of lion right, in linear form / Rough incuse square. Near EF. Very rare denomination. 1 comments
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 2 - EL 1/12712 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.17g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Facing lion's head / Incuse punch. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 2 - EL 1/12292 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (7mm, 1.16g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Figural type. Facing lion head / Incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 2 - EL 1/24297 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (5mm, 0.57g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Facing lion’s head / Incuse square. Good VF. Rare denomination.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 3 - EL 1/24602 viewsca 650-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6mm, 0.52g). Facing lion's head / Incuse. VF, toned.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 3 - EL 1/24697 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (6mm, 0.56g). Lion head facing / Incuse punch. Good VF.1 comments
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 3 - EL 1/24536 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (5mm, 0.47g). Lion head facing / Incuse punch. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 4 - EL 1/12262 viewsca 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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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 4 - EL 1/24313 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (7mm, 0.59g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of roaring lion left / Incuse square. Good VF. Apparently unpublished denomination.

The cataloger of the Elektron collection associated its coins of this type to Rosen 304, but the style of the lion and the incuse punch are not consistent with these.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 4 - EL 1/24 Stater408 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.65g, 7mm). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of lion right / Incuse square punch. Good VF. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48 442 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.27g). Lion's paw / Incuse square. Good VF. Rare. Mueller coll.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48 371 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.29g). Lion's paw / Incuse square. Good VF. Rare. Mueller coll.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48214 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.19g, 6mm). Lion's paw / Incuse square punch. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48158 viewsAsia Minor, uncertain mint, ca 500 BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.25g). Lion’s paw / Irregular incuse punch. Extremely rare. Toned and good very fine. Ex Hauck & Aufhäuser 15 (2000), 93.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - EL 1/24749 views6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.55g). Lion's paw seen from above / Stellate pattern within incuse square. VF. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion Paw - EL 1/24770 viewsca 6th cent BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6mm, 0.58g). Lion's paw / Incuse square. Good VF. Rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion Paw - EL 1/24297 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.5g, 6mm). Lion's paw / Lion´s head facing within incuse punch. VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion Paw - EL 1/24192 viewsca 600­-550 BC. EL Myshemihekte - Twenty-­fourth Stater (6mm, 0.53g). Lydo­-Milesian standard. Lion’s paw / Facing lion head within incuse circle. Good VF. Very rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Man - EL 1/24181 viewsca 600­-550 BC. EL Myshemihekte - Twenty­-fourth Stater (6mm, 0.65g). Phokaic standard. Archaic head right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Attractive early style. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Man - EL 1/48620 views7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/48 Stater (0.28g). Archaic male head right, Θ (?) on cheek / Incuse punch. EF. Unique?
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Man - EL 1/6770 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.35g). Milesian standard, figural type. Male bust left on a striated field / Two rough incuse square punches. Good VF. The third known example. This coin was struck from the same obv die as the hemistater, and the same obv die and one rev punch as third stater, in Triton VIII (lots 444 and 445, respectively).
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Ram - EL 1/48319 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (0.29g, 5mm). Milesian standard. Figural type. Head of ram right / Incuse square punch. Cf. CNG 76, 731 (1/24 stater), otherwise unpublished. Good VF. Extremely rare.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Figural - EL Stater1790 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.22g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Sphinx seated left on ground line; cross with terminal pellets to left / Irregular incuse. Unpublished. Good VF. Unique. This previously unknown type almost certainly has an Ionian origin, but the specific mint remains unknown. The sphinx appears as a civic emblem on archaic coins of both Chios and Samothrace, but Samothrace did not issue electrum, and the electrum staters of Chios, although struck on the same weight standard as the present coin, are of a distinctly different style (cf. Baldwin, Chios, pl. I, 1-12). The cross with terminal pellets -- perhaps a solar symbol is exceptional by its appearance here as a subsidiary symbol. Such subsidiary symbols are rare on early electrum (but cf. Triton VIII, lots 399-405, for the use of a pentagram or a triad of pellets as symbols on the early electrum of Ephesos). The cross with terminal pellets does appear on other uncertain early electrum (cf. Traite I 7, pl. I, 6) and is employed regularly as a reverse type on the electrum of Miletos (with a central pellet in addition to the terminal pellets; cf. SNG Kayhan 440-449).
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/12601 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12th Stater or Hemihekte (1.15g). Geometric designs.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/12635 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.17g, 8.2mm). Geometric pattern / incuse geometric pattern with central pellet. EF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/24760 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.55g) Geometric designs.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/34995 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (12mm, 4.66g). Geometric type. Geometric design consisting of an in-folded square bisected by crossing lines / Incuse punch with "fishbone" pattern of lines and dots. Good VF.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/48666 viewsca 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.
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-550) Geometric - EL 1/4813 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (5mm, 0.32g). Central line bisecting field, irregular lines radiating at sides / Three pellets arranged in triangle, with lines radiating around; all within incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.
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