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ID:     720786
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Greek
Region:     LYDIAN KINGS
Issuer:     Alyattes II
Date Ruled:     Late 7th century BC
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     EL 1/3 Stater Trite
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     4.71 g
Obverse Description:     Head of roaring lion right, sun with no rays on forehead
Reverse Description:     Double incuse square punch
Primary Reference:     Weidauer Group XV, 67-70 var. (four rays on sun
Reference2:     same rev. punches)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=84554
Grade:     VF
Notes:     Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 786 Interesting engraver’s error. The obverse die cutter apparently forgot to add the four rays to the sun which are canonical for this issue.