MILETUS OR UNCERTAIN IONIAN MINT TWELFTH ELECTRUM STATER – EARLY ISSUE WITH STYLIZED LION HEAD – CHOICE XF NGC GRADED GREEK IONIAN COIN (Inv. 16185)
IONIA. UNCERTAIN MINT (MILETUS), Ca. 600-550 BC.
Electrum Twelfth Stater, 1.15 g, 8 mm, on the Lydo-Milesian weight standard.
Obv. Stylized head of lion right.
Rev. Elaborate incuse punch with abstracted geometric designs.
Ex Hirsch 263, 9/24/2009, lot 2342.
Hilbert Phase 1; SNG Kayhan 451 and 1356
NGC graded CHOICE XF, Strike 3/5, Surface 4/5, the attribution of this coin was previously very vague, but R. Hilbert has recently placed it at Miletus (R. Hilbert, Die Elektronprägung von Milet. Nomismata 9. 2 vols. Habelt. Bonn. 2018).