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Geometric Type – Third Known Stater

Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 245. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 January 2008. 
Sold For $28000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 625-600 BC. EL Stater (13.99 g). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Geometric figure resembling a star, composed of a cross with lines radiating from angles, centered upon a polygon of eight sides; all within a square with slightly rounded sides / Two incuse square punches, one with a star of eight rays, the other quadripartite with a pellet in each quarter; between, a rectangular incuse of a zigzag pattern. McFadden 6 = Zhuyuetang 1 = CNG 51, 429; Triton X, 318 (both from same obv. die and rev. punches), otherwise unpublished. VF. The third known stater for this series.