, c. 650 - 600 B.C., Rough Irregular "Typeless"
Some sales catalogs describe similar coins as the striated . The roughly parallel lines on the striated appear to be impressed into the "obverse" by lines cut into the anvil. On this coin, it appears the rough irregular "typeless" surface is simply flattened rough pre-strike features from the raw irregular nugget-like "planchet." Based on the apparent wear on the punch, huge numbers of this may have been struck. Very few have survived. This is the first example handled by .
SH77378. 1/24 , cf. 7768, 682, I 14 -15, -, -, VF, 0.647 g, maximum 5.7 mm, uncertain mint, 650 - 600 B.C.; flattened rough irregular "typeless" surface; roughly square pyramidal punch with striated sides, divided roughly in half by a raised irregular line, striated sides and the irregular line appear to be the result of wear; very ; $1350.00 (€1201.50)
, c. 600 - 550 B.C.
Unpublished in the references but several known from auction listings.SH77380. hemihekte, Lydo-Milesian ; cf. CNG auction (9 Mar 2016), lot 156 (same dies); 9 ; -; I -; -, VF, light marks, 1.189 g, maximum 7.2 mm, uncertain mint, c. 600 - 550 BC; crude beetle(?); irregular six-lobed pattern; very ; $1080.00 (€961.20)
Phokaia, , c. 477 - 388 B.C.
Phocaea, or Phokaia, was the northernmost city, on the boundary with . The Phocaeans were the first Greeks to make long sea-voyages, developed a thriving seafaring economy, became a great naval power, and founded the colonies Massalia (Marseille, France), Emporion (Empúries, Spain) and Elea (Velia, Italy). They remained independent until all of mainland fell to Croesus of (c. 560-545 B.C.). In 546 B.C., was conquered by Cyrus the Great of . After the Greeks defeated Xerxes I, Phocaea joined the Delian League, but later rebelled with the rest of . In 387 B.C., Phocaea returned to Persian control. After Alexander, it fell under Seleucid, then Attalid, and finally Roman rule.SH79729. hekte, 93b; 1921; 7954; p. 212, 63; -, aVF, attractive , , light bumps and scratches, closed crack, 2.524 g, maximum 10.0 mm, Phocaea mint, c. 477 - 388 B.C.; of a female (nymph?) left, wearing drop earring, wavy hair on forehead and before ear, covering most of hair including , small seal behind; quadripartite square; $660.00 (€587.40)
, c. 600 - 550 B.C.
The referenced coins are not very similar. It might be more appropriate to describe this coin as unpublished but perhaps the pattern is purely random and it is from the same mint and issue as the or Von Aulock coin.
SH76827. 1/24 , cf. 688, 7768, (neither very similar), -, -, I -, -, -, VF, 0.710 g, maximum 6.8 mm, uncertain mint, c. 600 - 550 B.C.; random(?) pattern of shapes and pellets; a roughly square punch with a central pellet surrounded by a random(?) pattern of curved lines; $640.00 (€569.60)
, c. 625 - 600 B.C.
SH77549. 1/24 , 51, cf. 269 (hemihekte) and 309 (1/96th ), Weidauer-, -, -, VF, , bumps and marks, earthen deposits, 0.537 g, maximum 5.5 mm, uncertain mint, c. 625 - 600 B.C.; raised square; square punch; $540.00 (€480.60)
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