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Ionia, c. 650 - 600 B.C., Rough Irregular "Typeless" Type
Some sales catalogs describe similar coins as the striated type. The roughly parallel lines on the striated type 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 reverse punch, huge numbers of this type may have been struck. Very few have survived. This is the first example handled by Forum.
, cf. SNGvA
7768, SNG Kayhan
I 14 -15, Weidauer
-, VF, uncertain Ionian
0.647g, maximum diameter
5.7mm, 650 - 600 B.C.; obverse
flattened rough irregular "typeless" surface; reverse
roughly square incuse
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 rare
Catalog current as of Saturday, February 16, 2019.
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