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ID:     73000346
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Uncertain Ionian Mint
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     EL Hekte - 1/6 Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 600
Weight:     2.42 g
Obverse Description:     Head of roaring lion right on striated background
Reverse Description:     Double incuse square punches
Primary Reference:     Unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=90830
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 346 Apparently unique. A few very rare issues of electrum have a lion forepart on a horizontally-striated field (cf. CNG 69, lots 444 and 447), but this is apparently the first appearance of lion’s head on a vertically-striated field.