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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。


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