LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (ca. 561-546 BC). AV sixth stater ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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Gem Mint State 'Star' Croesus HecteLYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (ca. 561-546 BC). AV sixth stater or hecte (9mm, 1.35 gm). NGC Gem MS ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Sardes, "light" standard, ca. 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion (on left, facing right), with extended right foreleg, and bull (on right, facing left) / Two incuse square punches of unequal size, side-by-side. Walburg group IV, 3. Berk 9.8. Sharply struck with prooflike surfaces. Absolutely stunning in hand. The single finest graded example seen by NGC, and almost certainly among the finest known.
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