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Superb Lydian Trite

LYDIAN KINGDOM. Alyattes. Ca. 605-561 BC. EL third-stater or trite (12.5mm, 4.72 gm). Head of lion to right, mouth open, mane bristling, and radiate globule above eye / Two square punches of different size side by side. Weidauer 86. Boston 1764. SNG von Aulock 2868. SNG Kayhan 1013. Exceptionally well centered on a large flan for issue and sharply struck. Choice Extremely Fine.

A splendid example of one of the earliest type coins in wide circulation.

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Auction Dates
April, 2013
18th-23rd
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