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ID:     75000335
Type:     Greek
Region:     MYSIA
City:     Cyzicus
Metal:     Electrum
Denomination:     EL Hekte 1/6 Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 550-500
Weight:     2.7 g
Obverse Description:     Forepart of dog (or roaring lion?) left, head right; tunny to right
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square
Primary Reference:     cf. Von Fritze I 40 (stater with lion)
Reference2:     SNG France -
Reference3:     Boston MFA 1418
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, lightly toned
Notes:     Sale: CNG 75, Lot: 335 Extremely rare, apparently the second known. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica L (18 May 2001), lot 1332.While the Boston catalog calls the obverse type a dog, on our example a radiate sun or knob is visible on the animal’s brow, which suggests it is a depiction of the Lydian lion.