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Stater of Kingdom of Lydia with lion and bull, struck under Kroisos (Croesus)

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Obverse: Forepart of a lion to right confronting forepart of a bull, to left. Reverse: Oblong incuse with rough surface, divided vertically into two parts.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, about 550–546 B.C.

Mint

Sardis, Lydia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2073.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 8.01 gm.

Accession Number

01.5624

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins