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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) Figural - EL Stater1536 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 Unpublished.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).33333
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) Geometric - EL 1/24691 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater - Obol (6mm, 0.67g). Milesian standard. Geometric cross-hatching / Circular radiate incuse punch. VF for issue.22222
(7 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater771 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 703.22222
(9 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Horse - EL 1/12833 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (8mm, 1.17g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Horse head left / Incuse square punch. VF.22222
(15 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/4 Stater500 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.22222
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater1388 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (17.60g). Samian-Euboeic standard. Blank / Circular incuse with geometric whirl pattern. EF. Unpublished.

This piece is distinctive for its elaborate circular shape of its punch without any "obverse" type. At this point in the early development of coinage, it appears that no convention had yet been established that one side or the other was to bear the primary design.
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(13 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric bee - EL 1/3748 viewsca 7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.69g). Milesian standard. Bee / Ornamented quadripartite incuse square. EF. Extremely rare.22222
(9 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/12483 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.47g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Very rare. Struck from the same obverse die as the Boston specimen, and the same die and punch as the others and the following lot.22222
(8 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/3 Stater542 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.38g). Samian-Euboeic standard, plain type. Flattened plain surface. / Tripartite incuse square punch. Unpublished. Rare early tripartite incuse issue. Good very fine.22222
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric - EL 1/6867 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (9-10mm, 2.29g). 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.22222
(22 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6495 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. 22222
(8 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater475 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.22222
(5 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater691 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. Struck from the same cleft as the following hemistater (lot 271), and the hemistaters in CNG 69, lot 421, and CNG 67, lot 702.22222
(7 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 2 - EL 1/12582 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL Hemihekte (1.17g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Facing lion's head / Incuse punch. Good VF.22222
(9 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion - EL 1/21022 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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(5 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/2 Stater817 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.11111
(5 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/2 Stater673 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Hemistater (7.18g). 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. Struck from the same cleft as the stater offered above (lot 270), and the staters in CNG 69, lot 420, and CNG 67, lot 701. Also struck from the same punches as the following third stater (lot 272), and the third staters in Triton VIII, lot 434, CNG 69, lot 422, and CNG 67, lot 703.11111
(9 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion Paw - EL 1/24649 viewsca 6th cent BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6mm, 0.58g). Lion's paw / Incuse square. Good VF. Rare.11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/24 Stater574 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).11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Man - EL 1/6633 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).11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric bee - EL 1/6638 viewsca 7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.30g). Milesian standard. Bee / Ornamented incuse punch. EF. Extremely rare.11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric bee - EL 1/12515 viewsca 7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/12 Stater (1.16g). Milesian standard. Bee / quadripartite incuse square with central pellet. EF. Extremely rare.11111
(7 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/24393 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (0.75g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Extremely rare. Struck from the same obverse die as the following lot, as well as Rosen 363 and CNG 67, 709, both EL twelfth staters.11111
(5 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/24 - Plated 1294 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Plated 1/24 Stater (0.46g). Blank / Square incuse punch. Rare with almost complete plating. Good very fine, small cracks in plating exposing base metal.11111
(5 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/3 Stater534 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/3 Stater - Trite (4.77g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. Good VF. Extremely rare. Struck from the same punches as the hemistater offered above (lot 271), and the hemistaters in CNG 69, lot 421, and CNG 67, lot 702.11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Bull - EL 1/6 Stater1364 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.11111
(8 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion 1 - EL 1/6800 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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(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Lion paw - EL 1/24641 views6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.55g). Lion's paw seen from above / Stellate pattern within incuse square. VF. Very rare.11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Cock - EL 1/24726 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.61g). Milesian standard. Figural type. Cock's head right / Incuse square punch. VF, well-centered.11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 570-540) Scarab - EL 1/24 Stater919 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).11111
(5 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater503 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Sixth Stater - Hekte (2.38g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. VF. Struck from the same punches as the previous and following lots.11111
(5 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Man - EL 1/48514 views7th-6th cent BC. EL 1/48 Stater (0.28g). Archaic male head right, Θ (?) on cheek / Incuse punch. EF. Unique?11111
(17 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Figural - EL 1/24528 viewsca 6th century BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.55g), uncertain standard, figural type. Griffin's head left / Incuse square punch. Very fine.11111
(10 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric - EL 1/12530 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.17g, 8.2mm). Geometric pattern / incuse geometric pattern with central pellet. EF.11111
(10 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric - EL 1/34174 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.11111
(27 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater475 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.38g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. VF. Struck from the same punches as the previous two lots.11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL Stater698 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.52g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. Good VF. Extremely rare, one of seven known staters of this type.11111
(9 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/12495 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/12 Stater - Hemihekte (1.42g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Very rare. 11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric - EL 1/12504 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/12th Stater or Hemihekte (1.15g). Geometric designs.11111
(8 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Geometric - EL 1/24619 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.55g) Geometric designs.11111
(7 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Geometric - EL 1/24382 viewsca 625-600 BC. EL 1/24th Stater (0.73g). Euboic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Good VF. Extremely rare. Struck from the same obverse die as the previous lot, as well as Rosen 363 and CNG 67, 709, both EL twelfth staters.11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) EL 1/6 Stater515 viewsca 650-600 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.42g). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Double incuse punch. VF. Struck from the same punches as the following two lots.11111
(6 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 550-500) Eagle - EL 1/48555 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/48th Stater (5mm, 0.27g). Eagle standing left, head reverted / Incuse punch. VF, head off the flan. Rare.00000
(9 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 625-600) Swastika - EL 1/24574 viewsca 600-550 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.64g). Raised swastika pattern / Quadripartite incuse square punch. Extremely fine.00000
(7 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 600-550) Bull - EL 1/12871 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. 00000
(11 votes)
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Ionia Uncertain (BC 650-600) thunderbolt - EL 1/6 Stater529 viewsca 600 BC. EL 1/6 Stater - Hekte (2.38g). Milesian Standard. Thunderbolt / Double incuse square punch. Good VF.00000
(7 votes)
   
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