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    LYDIAN KINGDOM. Alyattes or Walwet (ca. 610-561 BC). EL third stater or trite (12mm, 4.74 gm). NGC AU 4/5 - 4/5.  Uninscribed issue, Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Head of lion right, mouth open, mane bristling, radiate globule above eye / Two square punches of different size side by side. Weidauer 86. Boston 1764. SNG von Aulock 2868. SNG Kayhan 1013. A high-grade specimen from around the dawn of coinage.

    Lydia was the first kingdom of the ancient world to make widespread use of the newly invented medium of coinage. Previously, city-states along the Anatolian coast had experimented with pre-weighing nuggets of electrum and marking them with various abstract designs. Alyattes, who founded the Lydian Kingdom circa 619 BC, standardized the striking of coins on a wide scale and used as an obverse design an image of the sun (shown as a "radiate globule") rising over a lion's head, the symbol of his family, the Mermnadae.


    呂底亞王國。阿呂亞泰斯王(或沃維特),約公元前610-561年。1/3標重琥珀金(12mm, 4.74gm)。NGC AU 4/5 -4/5。
    呂底亞-米利都標準式無銘文金幣。吼獅首面右,鬃毛立起,眼睛上方有輻射狀小球體。背面兩方不同大小的壓印。Weidauer 86. Boston 1764. SNG von Aulock 2868. SNG Kayhan 1013。是一枚代表鑄幣方興未艾之時的高分樣本。

    呂底亞是古代世界中第一個將新發明的鑄幣廣為流傳的王國。在此之前,安納托利亞沿岸的城邦國家采用天然的金銀合金塊並有著形式多樣的抽象設計。阿呂亞泰斯於公元前619年建立呂底亞王國,將錢幣打制大範圍標準化,正面圖案為吼獅及太陽(放射狀的小球)--梅爾納達家族的標誌。


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