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22 October 2013
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Estimate: 1250 CHFHammer Price: 1000 CHF
Lot 179

IONIA, Uncertain mint. c. 440-400 BC. Hekte (Electrum, 10mm, 2.55 g). Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with an olive branch. Rev. Quadripartite incuse sqaure. Apparently unpublished save for its previous auction appearance, and apparently unique. An attractive coin. Flan fault behind the ear, otherwise, good very fine.

From a northern European collection, ex Roma Numismatics 3, 31 March 2012, 213.

In its first appearance this coin was attributed to Phokaia, which was a reasonable suggestion but its apparent lack of the usual seal makes this somewhat unlikely. In fact, this coin probably should remain among the uncertain issues of Ionia - there are other one-sided hektai that are surely not Phokaian since they, also, lack that city’s canting badge. In any case the head of Athena can best be compared to contemporary issues from western cities like Thurium and Velia.

Online bidding closes: 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 1 Jul 2022 22:52:00 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:1000 CHF

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