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Very rare KUKALIṂ Hemihekte

CNG 111, Lot: 276. Estimate $500.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Ardys – Alyattes. Circa 630s-564/53 BC. EL Hemihekte – Twelfth Stater (7mm, 1.14 g). Sardes mint. Head of lion right; traces of legend(?) to right / Incuse punch. Weidauer Group XVIII (unlisted denomination); cf. Wallace, KUKALIṂ, pl. I, 2 (trite; same punch as that on left in photo); cf. Triton XX, lot 296 (trite; same punch as that on left in photo); ANS 1969.156.1 corr. (same rev. punch; incorrect Weidauer numbers [but correct Group]); ANS 1944.100.48853 corr. (incorrectly attributed to Weidauer Group XV). Good VF. Very rare KUKALIṂ hemihekte.

From the Ealing Collection.