Archaic Greek - electrum 1/12 stater. ca. early 6th century BC.

Ancient Coins - Archaic Greek - electrum 1/12 stater. ca. early 6th century BC.
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Denomination : electrum 1/12 stater (hemiheckte).

Mint : Uncertain mint in Ionia.

Date : probably before 550 BC.

Size : 7.9 x 8.4 mm.  Weight : 1.05 grams.  (this is a fairly small coin)

Grade : VF

Reference : I have not yet located a reference for this type.

Obverse : Lion's head with open month, left.

Reverse : Geometric shape in an incuse punch.

This coin a very early coin, with an obverse type that appears to be derived from the Persian Lion's head coins of this same period.  It is one of many electrum coins from this period which have not yet been attributed to any particular mint.

Price SKU: vcoin3551
US$ 395.00
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