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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 430. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $20000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Stater (14.52 gm). Milesian standard. Striated type. Flattened striated surface / Two rough incuse punches separated by a cleft. Cf. Weidauer 5 (trite); Traité pl. I, 12 = BMC Ionia pg. 183, 1; Triton VII (13-14 January 2004), lot 242; Classical Numismatic Group 67 (22 September 2004), lot 701; cf. Rosen Collection (Münzen und Medaillen 72, 6 October 1987), lot 1 (horizontal striations). Good VF. Extremely rare, one of seven known staters of this type. ($10,000)