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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 944. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Trite – 1/3 Stater (4.65 g). Milesian standard. Geometric type. Geometric figure resembling a star, composed of a cross centered upon a polygon of eight sides / Rectangular incuse punch divided horizontally and vertically into four compartments by two perpendicular lines; the upper two compartments divided into thirds by two parallel lines; the lower two compartments divided into halves by a single line, the upper halves contain a pellet, the lower halves are bisected by two small vertical lines. Weidauer -; McFadden 1; SNG Kayhan 697; SNG Copenhagen (Cyprus, etc.) pl. 10, 318; Zhuyuetang 2; Rosen Collection (Münzen und Medaillen 72), lot 12 (all struck from the same obv. die). Good VF for issue. ($1500)

Struck from the same obverse die as the following lot.