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Western Anatolia, c. 620 - 600 B.C., Plain Globular Type
Certificate of Authenticity issued by David R. Sear.
Unpublished! The majority of the earliest electrum issues were struck on the lighter Milesian weight standard, with hectes weighing approximately 2.35 grams. This example, however is on the heavier Phocaic standard that was used at mints such as Cyzicus, Mysia and Phocaea, Ionia.
hekte, Phokaic standard
, EF, flan cracks
, uncertain western Anatolia mint, weight
2.721g, maximum diameter
8.96mm, c. 620 - 600 B.C.; obverse
plain globular surface; reverse
one small incuse
square punch; extremely rare
Catalog current as of Friday, April 26, 2019.
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