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Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Griffin - EL 1/6280 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 commentsSep 24, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 500-400) Hemiobol89 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.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Griffin - EL 1/6185 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.31g, 11mm). Head of lion (or seal) left / Two incuse square punches. gVF.1 commentsSep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Ram - EL 1/24110 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.56g, 8mm). Head of ram left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24123 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.65g, 8mm). Bird (cock?) standing right / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 4 - EL 1/24126 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.59g, 8mm). Head (calf, seal or lion?) right / Incuse punch of mill-sail pattern. gVF.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24162 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.62g, 7mm). Bird (cock?) standing left / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Extremely rare.Sep 12, 2016
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - AR 1/12141 viewsca 620-600 BC. AR 1/12 Stater (1.00g, 9mm). Raised swastika pattern / Incuse square punch. VF.Aug 14, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-480) Tetartemorion134 viewsca 5th-4th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (0.15g, 5mm). Claw / Spiral or whirl. VF. Apparently unpublished.Aug 13, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-480) Tetartemorion141 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.Aug 08, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/6263 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.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater463 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.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater498 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.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) EL Stater723 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.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48127 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.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) thunderbolt - EL 1/6 Stater214 viewsca 600­-550 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (9.5mm, 2.36g). Lydo-­Milesian standard. Thunderbolt / Two incuse squares. VF. Extremely rare, apparently the second known.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Man - EL 1/24153 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.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion Paw - EL 1/24163 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.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6236 viewsca 625­-600 BC. EL Hekte - Sixth Stater (10mm, 2.53g). Lydo-­Milesian standard. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Well centered.May 23, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 500-400) Hemiobol219 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.Mar 14, 2015
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48187 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.19g, 6mm). Lion's paw / Incuse square punch. VF.Sep 10, 2014
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/6420 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hekte (2.5g, 11mm). Forepart of Pegasos right / Quadripartite incuse square. aEF. Apparently unpublished.Nov 12, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion Paw - EL 1/24268 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.5g, 6mm). Lion's paw / Lion´s head facing within incuse punch. VF.Nov 12, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24239 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.59g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Palmette motif / Incuse square punch. gVF.Nov 12, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24213 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.5g, 6mm). Milesian standard. Palmette motif / Incuse square punch. VF.Nov 12, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater349 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (9mm, 2.42g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse square. Good VF. Jul 12, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/24 Stater 360 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twenty-Fourth Stater (5mm, 0.55g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Incuse square. Good VF, Very rare denomination. Jul 12, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/12 Stater 456 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (6mm, 1.18g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Incuse square. Good VF, thin test cut on edge. Jul 12, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6460 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 commentsJul 12, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 4 - EL 1/12237 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.
Jul 12, 2013
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Ionian League (AD 139-161) AE 36 - Marcus Aurelius579 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AE36 - Medallion (41.94g, 12h). Gillespie Type I. Marcus Claudius Fronto, asiarch and high priest of the Thirteen Cities. Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche Soterios (Fortuna Redux) standing left. Near EF, blue-black patina with some bare metal showing through, minor smoothing in fields, obverse details slightly strengthened. One of two examples known to Gillespie, and the only one in private hands. Group CEM; ex Gillespie Coll., Münzhandlung Basel 10 (3/1938), lot 438; Münzhandlung Basel 3, (3/1935), lot 1012.Jul 08, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Scarab - EL 1/12 Stater953 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. Jul 02, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 2 - EL 1/12265 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. Jul 02, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/24306 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.
Jul 02, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-470) Triobol?349 viewsca 510-495 BC. AR Triobol (11mm, 2.23g). Forepart of horse right / Quadripartite incuse punch. VF.Feb 18, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/6377 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.Feb 18, 2013
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6321 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (10mm, 2.55g). Milesian standard, geometric type. Raised swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF. Ex CNG 82 (9/2009), lot 622.Nov 19, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - AR 1/24257 viewsca 600-550 BC. AR Hemiobol (7mm, 0.54g). Horse’s head left / Rough incuse square. VF, toned.Nov 09, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/48319 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).Sep 06, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/96278 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. Jun 09, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/24289 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.
Jun 09, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 2 - EL 1/24277 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. Jun 09, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric - EL 1/48599 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.
Jun 09, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/24273 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (7mm, 0.63g). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite square punch. Good VF. Jun 09, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6360 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (9mm, 2.50g). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square. VF. Jun 09, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/24437 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.Apr 03, 2012
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Ionian League (AD 139-144) AE 41 - Antoninus Pius1571 viewsLeague of Thirteen Cities. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE41 - Medallion (52.38g, 12h). Marcus Claudius Fronto, asiarch and high priest of the Thirteen Cities. AV KAI TI AI AΔPIANOC ANTΩNЄINOC ЄV, laureate and draped bust left / KOINON IΓ ΠOΛЄΩN [ΠPO M KΛ ΦPONTΩN] ACIAPX KAI APX IΓ ΠOΛЄΩN, the Abduction of Persphone: Hades, with billowing chlamys, in quadriga driven right by Eros above, holding scepter in left hand and carrying away Persephone; fallen flower basket below horses. VF, red and dark grayish-green patina, edge crack, minor roughness. Extremely rare.Feb 27, 2012
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Ram - EL 1/48295 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.Nov 01, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Bull - EL 1/24351 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.Nov 01, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/24 Stater374 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.Nov 01, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Bull - EL 1/6 Stater556 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.
Nov 01, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/48367 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/48 Stater (0.33g, 5mm). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite square punch. Good VF. Extremely rare denomination.Nov 01, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/24440 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.64g, 7mm). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite square punch. EF.Nov 01, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/12406 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (1.36g, 8mm). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Incuse square. Good VF, struck from worn obverse die. Very rare denomination.Nov 01, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/6343 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (2.52g, 11mm). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Raised clockwise swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square. Good VF, lightly toned.Nov 01, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/24563 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.Jun 20, 2011
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 520-470) Triobol?1106 viewsca 520-470 BC. AR Triobol? (10mm, 2.13g). Forepart of horse right / Quadripartite incuse punch. Fine, porous.Sep 01, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48 349 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.29g). Lion's paw / Incuse square. Good VF. Rare. Mueller coll.Jul 25, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 3 - EL 1/24505 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (5mm, 0.47g). Lion head facing / Incuse punch. VF.Jul 16, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 3 - EL 1/24650 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (6mm, 0.56g). Lion head facing / Incuse punch. Good VF.1 commentsJul 16, 2010
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Ionian League (AD 139-144) AE 42 - Antoninus Pius1830 viewsAntoninus Pius, 139-144 AD. Medallion AE42 (44.79g). ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΣ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ ΕΥ, bust of laureate Antoninus left, wearing paludamentum / ΚΟΙΝΟΝ (ΓΙ ΠΟΛΕΩΝ) ΠΡΟ(ΝΟ Μ) ΚΛ ΦΡΟΝΤΩΝΟΣ ΑΣΙΑΡΧΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΡΧΙΕ(ΡΕΟΣ) ΓΙ ΠΟΛΕΩΝ, Demeter standing in biga drawn by winged snakes right, holding torch in each hand; biga on wave-shaped lines; M. Kl. Fronton, asiarch and archiereus of the Koinon of Ionia.May 25, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/6378 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.
Mar 08, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Stag - EL 1/6565 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.Mar 07, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-530) Crab - EL 1/6580 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.Mar 07, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/12380 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.Mar 07, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6410 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.Mar 07, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6422 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.Mar 07, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/12904 viewsca 550-500 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.14g). Milesian standard. Head of bridled horse left / Incuse square. Exceptionally well centered. EF.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 560-530) Man - EL 1/24 Stater675 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.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24938 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.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-530) Crab - EL 1/6704 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.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Griffin - EL 1/12540 viewsca 570-540 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.34g). Phokaian standard. Head of griffin right / Incuse square. Bold VF.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/12732 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.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Siren - EL 1/121003 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.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Goat - EL 1/6963 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.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Lion - EL 1/6546 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.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) thunderbolt - EL 1/12 Stater649 viewsca 600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.13g). Milesian standard. Uncertain structure: Two broad parallel strings crossing four tresses / Incuse square with irregular surface. Missing in major references; possibly unpublished. EF.1 commentsJan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/12 Stater751 viewsca 600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.19g). Milesian standard. One line crossing three others / Incuse square with irregular surface. EF.Jan 23, 2010
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - AR 1/48 409 viewsca 6th century BC. AR 1/48 Stater (0.27g). Lion's paw / Incuse square. Good VF. Rare. Mueller coll.Oct 22, 2009
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24 Stater418 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Milesian standard 1/24 Stater (0.62g). Lion head (?) / Incuse punch. VF.Jul 03, 2009
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Bull - EL 1/12969 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. Jul 31, 2007
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6899 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.
Jan 07, 2007
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion Paw - EL 1/24734 viewsca 6th cent BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6mm, 0.58g). Lion's paw / Incuse square. Good VF. Rare.Dec 29, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Eagle - EL 1/48630 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/48th Stater (5mm, 0.27g). Eagle standing left, head reverted / Incuse punch. VF, head off the flan. Rare.Dec 29, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Scarab - EL 1/24 Stater1049 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).Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/6551 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.
Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion - EL 1/21155 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.
Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) Figural - EL Stater1689 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).Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater549 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater (2.28g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened "haphazard" striated surface / Double incuse punch. Good VF. Although the present specimen does not have one of its square punches oriented diagonally, as the Weidauer specimens, the punches share common characteristics, such as a featureless surface and sides with vertical striations.Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/4 Stater573 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/4 Stater (3.67g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened "haphazard" striated surface / Cleft and incuse punch. Good VF. Unpublished, possibly unique. The striated type appears to encompass two varieties, one with roughly parallel striations on the obverse, as the previous three lots, or haphazard striations, as here and on the following lot.Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/3 Stater589 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Trite - 1/3 Stater (4.76g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. Good VF. Extremely rare. The punch on the right was also used on the stater offered above (lot 938). Both punches were also used on the following hemistaters: CNG 70, lot 271; CNG 69, lot 421; and CNG 67, lot 702.Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/2 Stater912 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hemistater (7.26g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. Good VF. Extremely rare, one of five known hemistaters of this type.Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater860 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.32g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. VF. Extremely rare, one of seven known staters of this type. The same cleft was also used on the following hemistaters: CNG 70, lot 271; CNG 69, lot 421; and CNG 67, lot 702. The punch on the right was also used on the trite below (lot 940), and the following hemistaters and trites: Triton VIII, lot 434; CNG 70, lots 271 and 272; CNG 69, lots 421-422; and CNG 67, lots 702 and 703.Feb 18, 2006
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 3 - EL 1/24575 viewsca 650-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6mm, 0.52g). Facing lion's head / Incuse. VF, toned.Dec 22, 2005
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) Geometric - EL 1/24763 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater - Obol (6mm, 0.67g). Milesian standard. Geometric cross-hatching / Circular radiate incuse punch. VF for issue.Nov 13, 2005
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - EL 1/24719 views6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.55g). Lion's paw seen from above / Stellate pattern within incuse square. VF. Very rare.Oct 18, 2005
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) thunderbolt - EL 1/6 Stater601 viewsca 600 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.38g). Milesian Standard. Thunderbolt / Double incuse square punch. Good VF.Oct 12, 2005
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/24 Stater645 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.65g), Milesian standard, striated type. Flattened striated surface / Incuse square punch. Very rare. Very fine. cf. CNG Mail Bid Sale 69 (6/2005), lot 427 ($1600 + comm).Oct 09, 2005
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24608 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.55g), uncertain standard, figural type. Griffin's head left / Incuse square punch. Very fine.Oct 09, 2005
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 2 - EL 1/12669 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.17g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Facing lion's head / Incuse punch. Good VF.Oct 08, 2005
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