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Phokaia, Ionia

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Ionia, Phokaia

AR 1/12 Stater(hemihekte), 1.30g. 10mm. c.521-510 B.C. Head of nymph or goddess to left wearing diadem and saccos, earring composed of four rosettes, and pearl necklace.   Rev. Incuse square.   SNG Kayhan 522var(rev.punch).  An exquisite archaic head in extremely high relief and with lovely toning.   

The style of the archaic head is very close to that for the electrum hekte issue, Bodenstedt 31, and may well have been engraved by the same artist.

 

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Extremely Fine $1,750.00
 

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