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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 948. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Uncertain. Circa 650-600 BC. EL Hemihekte – 1/12 Stater (1.46 g). Samian-Euboeic standard. Geometric type. Three-sided square with central projection, surrounded by radiate lines / Rough incuse square punch. Weidauer -; Boston MFA 1779 = Warren 1708; Rosen 363; Triton VIII, lot 454; CNG 70, lot 276-277; CNG 69, lot 434. Good VF. Very rare. ($750)

Struck from the same obverse die as the Boston specimen, and the same die and punch as the others. The obverse was also used to strike 1/24 staters in the same series (see CNG 70, lots 278-279).