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    Splendid Lydian Trite

    LYDIAN KINGDOM. Alyattes or Walwet (ca. 610-561 BC). EL third-stater or trite (13mm, 4.72 gm). 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 pleasing example of one of the earliest type coins in wide circulation. Well centered and crisply struck. NGC Choice AU 5/5 - 4/5.

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    August, 2015
    13th Thursday
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