Lydian Kingdom, Croesus

50,000.00

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SKU: 1519 Category: Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Description

Sardes, circa 561-546 BC. AU heavy stater, 10.52 gr., 17.7 mm.

Obv: confronting protomes of lion to the right, with open jaws and right forepaw raised, and bull with foreleg to the left.

Rev: bipartite incuse rectangle with rough surface.

Ref: McClean 8635 and pl. 302, 3; Mitchiner, Early Coinage 29; Boston, MFA 2068-2069; Gulbenkian 756. Ex NAC sale 11(1998), lot 99.
Very rare. Broad flan and complete, minor striking weakness. Extremely fine.
NGC Photo Certificate; certification number 6159319-005.