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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Lydia| > |Sardes| > SH20399
Lydian Kingdom, Kroisos, c. 561 - 546 B.C.
King Kroisos minted the first silver and gold coins. He was famous for his extraordinary wealth, but with his defeat by Kyros in 546 B.C. Lydia became a Persian satrapy.
SH20399. Silver siglos (half-stater), SNG Cop 456, SNG Kayhan 1024, SNGvA 2877, SGCV II 3420, BMC Lydia 46, VF, Sardis(?) mint, weight 5.712g, maximum diameter 17.7mm, obverse confronted foreparts of roaring lion on right and bull on left, pellet over head of lion; reverse double incuse punch, larger punch on the side of the lion; SOLD











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