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Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 539. Estimate $400. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes. Circa 610-560 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (0.63 g). Sardes mint. Lion’s paw / Square incuse punch. Karwiese series I, type 3 (Ephesos); SNG Kayhan 1016. EF.

Ex G. Hirsch 233 (12 February 2004), lot 1435.

See Spier, esp. p. 333 and note 14, for the attribution of Karwiese’s series I coins to Weidauer Group XV.