Kingdom of Lydia, Croesus, Silver Stater

Item Reference: C190014890 In Stock Share
Lydian Kings. 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…
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Description

Lydian Kings.

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.

10.48g.

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).

Specification

Periodc. 464/53 - 550/49 BC
Coin Group

Ancient Greece

Denomination

Stater

Coin Ruler

Kroisos

Country

Asia Minor

Coin House

Lydian Kings

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Sardes

ReferencesBerk 20; Traité I 407; SNG von Aulock 2874; Sunrise 10
Weight10.48 g

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