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    Kingdom of Lydia. Alyattes. EL 1/6 Stater, 2.35g, c. 600-580 BC. Obv: Two confronted heads of lions (the right one partially off flan); between them, Lydian legend, WALWET. Rx: Two square punches side by side. Weidauer 99. Rosen 657. J. Spier in Studies Price (London 1998), pp. 330-332. Karweise, Ephesos, p. 123, 480 and p. 145, 534. Le Rider, La naissance de la monnaie, pp. 49-57. All of the coins of Alyattes have two lions on the die with a legend between them. Only very rarely does the second lion or even a hint of the second lion appear. In this case, the second lion's entire mouth and nose are clearly visible. VF.

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