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Lot 1946       Ancient Gold

Estimate $400
SOLD $320

LYDIA, Kingdom, Barbarous Imitation, struck by Cimmerians, uncertain mint, c.650-600 B.C., Electrum 1/24th stater (0.69 grams), obv. crude lion's head to right, rev. square incuse punch divided into four quarters with a central raised dot, (S.3408; L. Weidauer `Probleme der fruhen Electronpragung', No.122-3 [Plate 13]; BMC 29 [Lydia]). Very fine and very rare.

One of the first coins ever made.

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