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Lydian Kingdom, Alyattes – Kroisos, c. 620 - 539 B.C.
The knob on the lion's snout is also described as a "wart," and as the radiant Sun.
SH91787. Electrum trite, Weidauer group XVI, 86; SNGvA 2868; SNG Cop 449; SNG Lockett 2977; SNG Ash 749; Rosen 655; Boston MFA 1764; BMC Lydia 2, 7, pl. I, 6, aVF, banker's marks, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, weight 4.665g, maximum diameter 12.5mm, c. 620/610-550/539 B.C.; obverse head of roaring lion right, with knob and rays atop snout; reverse irregular divided rectangular incuse; $2070.00
Catalog current as of Friday, August 23, 2019.
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