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ID:     77000260
Type:     Greek
Region:     LYDIAN KINGS
Issuer:     Time of Cyrus to Darios I
Date Ruled:     ca. 545-520 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 545-520
Weight:     8.05 g
Obverse Description:     Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left
Reverse Description:     Two incuse square punches of unequal size
Mint:     Sardes
Primary Reference:     TraitÉ I -
Reference2:     SNG Kayhan 1023
Reference3:     SNG Cop Supp. 362
Reference4:     SNG VA 8211
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 260 An exceptional example of the fine Persian style Kroiseids. See lot 256, above for the same type as struck under Kroisos.