MILETUS ELECTRUM HECTE – RARE RECLINING LION ON BASE TYPE – VF NGC GRADED GREEK IONIA COIN (Inv. 17011)
IONIA. MILETUS. Ca. 600-550 BC
Electrum hecte, 2.33 g, 11 mm.
Obv. Lion reclining right, standing on rectangular base with vertical striations.
Rev. Pair of adjacent square punches one with stylized bird, the other with star-like design.
Weidauer Series XX, 128 = Kerschner and Konuk, “Electrum Coins and Their Archaeological Context: The Case of the Artemision of Ephesus,” in White Gold, no. 48; SNG Kayhan 443; Triton X, lot 32 (tentatively attributed to Lydia).
NGC graded VF, Strike 5/5, Surface 5/5, extremely rare and seldom encountered.