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Archaic early electrum coinage


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Nice one!

I just got this one last month.  It's a later electrum piece.

Ionia, Phokaia
Female head to left; below neck, seal swimming left.

Quadripartite incuse square.
Hekte, Electrum 2.48g

Circa 478-387 BCE

Bodenstedt 90. Boston 1922. SNG von Aulock 2127

Ex-Calgary coin


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Ionia. Uncertain mint. Circa 625-600 BC. EL 1/24 Stater (6.5mm, 0.62g). Obv Raised quadripartite swastika pattern. Rev. Incuse swastika pattern. Ref: Karwiese, Artemision Type II.7. Traité I 237. Weidauer -. Very fine. From the collection of a scholar. Ex Nomos Oblos 22 (6 Mar 2022), Lot 353.



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I posted this in the alphabet thread yesterday. Wasn't going to show again, but it fits here too. 

Trite from an uncertain mint in Ionia, possibly Clazomenae, c. 600 - 550 BC.

Forepart of a ram on the obverse and two incuse punches on the reverse.

This photo doesn't do the coin justice, it is actually quite attractive in hand.


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I had a couple of sweet goldie examples ... 


LESBOS, Mytilene. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (below)

Circa 478-455 BC

Diameter: 10 mm

Weight: 2.48 grams

Obverse: Ram’s head right

Reverse: Incuse bull’s head right

Reference: Bodenstedt Em. 27; HGC 6, 954

Other: 12h


Lesbos Mytilene.jpg


LESBOS, Mytilene. EL Hekte – Sixth Stater (below)

Circa 454-428/7 BC

Diameter: 10 mm

Weight: 2.44 grams

Obverse: Diademed head of Silenos right

Reverse: Two ram heads butting each other; palmette above; all in incuse square

Reference: Bodenstedt Em. 37; HGC 6, 963

Other: 6h … VF, toned

Ex-stevex6 … From the Kallman Collection

Lesbos Silenos & Rams.jpg

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