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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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