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    LYDIA. Time of Croesus (ca. 561-546 BC). AR stater (15mm, 10.44 gm). NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 4/5. Ca. 564/53-550/39 BC. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion facing right and bull facing left, each with outstretched forelegs / Two square punches side by side, irregular interior surfaces. SNG von Aulock 2873-4. Traité I 407–8. Berk, 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, 9.19. Steel-gray surfaces complement the powerful imagery on the obverse of this impressive example.

    呂底亞,克洛伊索斯時期 (561-546 BC)。 標準重斯塔特銀幣 (15mm, 10.44gm)。 NGC Choice VF 5/5 - 4/5。 約公元前564/53-550/39年。薩迪斯鑄造。雄獅與公牛正面相對,劍拔弩張。背有兩方形壓印,內表面不規則。鐵灰色表面為充滿力量感的圖像增色,過目不忘的一枚。

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