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ID:     74000320
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Uncertain Ionian Mint
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     EL Hekte 1/6 Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 625-600
Weight:     2.27 g
Obverse Description:     Geometric figure resembling a star, composed of a cross with lines radiating from angles, centered upon a polygon of eight sides; all within a square with slightly rounded sides
Reverse Description:     Rectangular incuse punch divided horizontally and vertically into four compartments by two perpendicular lines; the upper two compartments divided into thirds by two parallel lines; the lower two compartments divided into halves by a single line, the upper halves contain a pellet, the lower halves are bisected by two small vertical lines
Primary Reference:     McFadden 2
Reference2:     SNG Kayhan 698
Reference3:     Zhuyuetang 3
Reference4:     TraitÉ I 5; HPM pl. 16, 8 (Paeonia) (all from the same die and punch)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF for issue
Notes:     Sale: Triton X, Lot: 320 Very rare. While the stater and 1/3 stater have different obverse and reverse types, the 1/6 staters combine the obverse type of the stater with the reverse type of the 1/3. Perhaps a means of differentiating value?