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ID:     80000311
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Uncertain Ionian Mint
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     EL Hekte
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 600-550
Weight:     2.45 g
Obverse Description:     Forepart of bridled horse left, legs forward in running motion, and mane flowing behind
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square
Primary Reference:     Weidauer -
Reference2:     TraitÉ -
Reference3:     SNG Kayhan -
Reference4:     SNG VA -; Rosen -; Elektron 1 corr. (horse “head”); Triton XI, lot 252
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 311 Extremely rare with horse forepart. While horse-heads are relatively common electrum types, the forepart is traditionally found on depictions of Pegasos (cf. Weidauer 141ff). It is clear that no wing is present on the horse here, though, so it is certainly not Pegasos.