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    LYDIAN KINGDOM. Alyattes or Walwet (ca. 610-546 BC). EL third-stater or trite (13mm, 4.69 gm). NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5, countermarks. Uninscribed, 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, with rough interior surfaces. Linzalone 1090. Weidauer 86. Boston 1764. SNG von Aulock 2868. SNG Kayhan 1013.

    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(約公元前610-546年)。標準重三分之一斯塔特琥珀金幣(13mm, 4.69 gm)。NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5, 戳印。 無記名,呂底亞-米利都制。薩迪斯造幣廠。獅頭面右,嘴巴張開,鬃毛豎立,眼睛上方有帶放射線的小球。背面兩方並排內凹壓印,尺寸不同,內面不光滑。參Linzalone 1090。Weidauer 86。Boston 1764。SNG von Aulock 2868。SNG Kayhan 1013。

    呂底亞是古代世界首個廣泛使用新發明的貨幣媒介的王國。此前,安納托利亞沿岸的城邦國家曾嘗試過預先稱量天然的金銀合金塊,並以各種抽象設計進行標記。大約在西元前619年左右建立呂底亞王國的阿呂亞特斯,將錢幣鑄造大範圍標準化,並將從獅首上升起的太陽圖像(表現為"輻射小球")作為正面的設計,而獅頭是他家族墨爾姆納達伊的象徵。


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