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    MYSIA or LYDIA. Uncertain city. Ca. 650-550 BC. AV / EL ingot (21mm, 16.69 gm). Cast "proto-coinage" ingot, weight approximately equivalent to one Cyzicene EL stater or two Lydian-Persian AV staters. Metallurgical analysis shows that this piece is an alloy comprised of approximately 85% gold, 13% silver, and 2% copper. Some evidence of flattening and/or shaving. Cf. H.S. Kim, "Electrum Ingot Hoard (2002)" in SNR 83 (2004), 5-7. Grade AU, surface scrapes likely as made.

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