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1/2 stater of Kingdom of Lydia with lion and bull, struck under Kroisos (Croesus)

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Obverse: Forepart of lion at left and of bull at right facing each other. The lion's mouth is open wide. Reverse: Double incuse square, surface irregular.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1289); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 561–546 B.C.

Mint

Sardis, Lydia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2076.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 5.32 gm.

Accession Number

04.1165

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins