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1/3 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 tongue protruding. Reverse: Double incuse square, surface irregular. Time of Croesus, king of Lydia, 561-546 B.C.


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. 1286); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 561–546 B.C.


Sardis, Lydia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2074.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.67 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins