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ID:     720770
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Uncertain Ionian Mint
Date Ruled:     Circa 600-550 BC
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     EL 1/6 Stater Hekte
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 600-550
Weight:     2.39 g
Obverse Description:     Forepart of roaring lion on left and male bust on right vis-À-vis, on a striated field
Reverse Description:     Two rough incuse square punches
Primary Reference:     Triton VIII, 446 (same die and punches)
Reference2:     CNG 69, 430 (same die and punches)
Reference3:     Rosen Collection (MuM 72), 28 (same die and punches)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=84538
Grade:     VF
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 770 Extremely rare, the fourth known. All four of the hektes of this series were struck with the same obverse die that was used on the hemistaters and the only known twelfth (see next lot). This is the only one of the hektes, though, that displays more of the lion than just the tip of its nose.