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Heritage Auctions, Inc.   |   World Coins & Ancient Coins #3066   |   17 August 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 30050

Estimate: 25'000 USD   |   Starting price: 12'500 USD Price realized: 30'000 USD
IONIA. Uncertain City. Ca. 625-550 BC. EL stater (18mm, 16.59 gm). NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5. Phocaic standard. Lion (or panther) standing right, head facing; raised square above, all on convex circle (shield?) / Two incuse squares of unequal size. Unpublished, but cf. Kunstfreund 1 for a Phocaic stater with a lioness standing and similar punches. Another example of this otherwise unknown type was sold in Triton XXI (9 January 2018), lot 485 (realized $40,000). Surfaces with frosty luster and areas of toning. Very rare and important early issue.HID05401242017

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