Kingdom of Lydia, Alyattes, Electrum Trite

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Kingdom of Lydia, Alyattes (c. 610-546 BC) Electrum Trite, mint of Sardes. Obverse: Lion’s head with open jaws, facing right; sun and rays on forehead. Reverse: Two incuse squares, one…
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Description

Kingdom of Lydia, Alyattes (c. 610-546 BC)

Electrum Trite, mint of Sardes.

Obverse: Lion’s head with open jaws, facing right; sun and rays on forehead.
Reverse: Two incuse squares, one slightly larger than the other.

Extremely Fine.

(SNG von Aulock 2869; Weidauer 88-89).

4.75g.

The earliest coins emerged from Ionia and Lydia around the middle of the 7th Century BC. In the following decades the Kingdom of Lydia was issuing what are commonly known as ‘Lydian Lions’; iconic, chunky electrum trites, or 1/3 staters, depicting the symbolic roaring lion’s head.

Specification

Period c. 610 - 546 BC
Date c. 600-561 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Trite

Coin Ruler

Alyattes

Country

Asia Minor

Coin House

Lydian Kings

Metal

Electrum

Mint Mark

Sardes

References SNG von Aulock 2869; Weidauer 88-89.
Weight 4.75 g

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