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Triton XXII, Lot: 254. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (10.5mm, 2.39 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Flattened striated surface, with unusual form: two sets of uniformly parallel lines, each perpendicularly bisected by a single line / Two incuse squares. Unpublished, but for similar pieces, cf. Berk BBS 186, lot 2 for a similar hekte, and cf. Heritage 3054, lot 32046 and Gorny & Mosch 199, lot 412 for similar myshemihektai. Good VF, as made. Extremely rare.