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ID:     80000353
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     UNCERTAIN ASIA MINOR
City:     Uncertain Asia Minor
Date Ruled:     Circa 550-515 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     1/12 Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     0.88 g
Obverse Legend:     [...]VΛE[...]AIY
Obverse Description:     Bird standing left on uncertain object (branch or crescent?)
Reverse Description:     Rough incuse square punch
Primary Reference:     Unpublished
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=132576
Grade:     Good VF, lightly toned
Notes:     Sale: Triton XII, Lot: 353 One of two known (the other in a private collection). The inscription on this coin, while not linked to any known figure or location, is of a form highly similar to the early electrum issues of Phanes at Ephesos and the Lydian royal series at Sardis, suggesting an origin in Western Asia Minor.