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ID:     77000256
Type:     Greek
Region:     LYDIAN KINGS
Issuer:     Kroisos
Date Ruled:     Circa 560-546 BC
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Stater
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC circa 550-546
Weight:     8.06 g
Obverse Description:     Confronted foreparts of lion and bull
Reverse Description:     Two incuse square punches of unequal size
Mint:     Sardes
Primary Reference:     Berk 3
Reference2:     TraitÉ I 401-3
Reference3:     SNG Kayhan -
Reference4:     SNG VA 2875; SNG MÜnchen 8; Boston MFA 2073
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Superb EF.
Notes:     Sale: Triton XI, Lot: 256 A wonderful example of the gold staters from Kroisos’ reign. Compare the style with lot 260, below, an example of the same type struck under the Persians.