IONIA. Uncertain. EL Hecte (Hekte) (2.37 gms), ca. 650-600 B.C. NGC Ch VF, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5. Traite-I, 12; SNG Kayhan-680. Obverse: Flattened striated surface; Reverse: Two incuse square punches. From some of the earliest forms of coinage, these charming issues present rather basic designs, but offer tremendous historical appeal. Lightly toned and incredibly captivating. Ex: Classical Numismatic Group 63 (5/2003) lot # 509.