LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (ca. 561-546 BC). AV third-stater ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Highest Certified Croesus Trite
LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (ca. 561-546 BC). AV third-stater or
trite (11mm, 2.67 gm). NGC Gem MS 5/5 - 5/5. Sardes, "Light"
standard, ca. 553-539 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion on left and
bull on right, both with extended foreleg / Bipartite incuse
rectangular punch with irregular interior surfaces. Berk 9.6. SNG
von Aulock 8212. A remarkable example of this rare fraction.
Excellent centering on oblong flan, with no examples graded higher.
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