EPHESUS ( EPHESOS ) ELECTRUM STATER – EARLY AND RARE EMISSION WITH BRIDLED HORSE FOREPART – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK IONIA COIN (Inv. 10912)
IONIA. EPHESUS. Ca. 575-560 BC.
Electrum EL Stater, 14.31 g., 20 mm.
Obv. Forepart of bridled horse left, solar symbol below, lotus flower behind animal’s back (here off planchet).
Rev. Three incuse punches with striated surfaces.
Weidauer 138 (these dies); Mitchiner 135; ACGC 56.
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 3/5, Surface 4/5, an extremely rare coin with ca 10 specimens recorded in the market over the last 15 years.