Croesus, (c. 564/53-550/39 BC).
Silver Stater/Double Siglos, mint of Sardis.
Obverse: Confronted foreparts of lion and bull.
Reverse: Double incuse square.
(Berk 20; Traité I 407; SNG von Aulock 2874; Sunrise 10).
Very Fine. Well struck and nicely toned. Somewhat granular surfaces.
The design for Kroisos’ gold and silver coinage derives from the earliest Lydian ‘lion’ trites, from the early years of electrum coinage. These silver staters are significantly scarcer than the contemporary sigloi (half-staters).