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    Outstanding Griffin Hecte

    IONIA. Phocaea. Ca. 625-522 BC. EL sixth stater or hecte (10mm, 2.56 gm). NGC Choice AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Head of griffin left, beak gaping open and tongue protruding; seal to right / Quadripartite incuse square. Bodenstedt Em. 22. Jameson 1510 (same obverse die). Very rare -- only three examples cited Bodenstedt. An absolutely stunning specimen, with a detailed strike and luminous surfaces, well centered so that the seal behind the griffin head (uusually off flan) is fully visible.

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    January, 2018
    7th-8th Sunday-Monday
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