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Lot # 89 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$45000 / Unsold: Available at opening bid of US$ 40000 + Buyers Fee
Kingdom of Lydia, Croesus. Heavy Gold Stater
Kingdom of Lydia, Croesus. 587/583-547 or 546 BC. Heavy Gold Stater, 10.70g. (12h). Obv: Forepart of roaring lion with wart on forehead facing forepart of bull. Rx: Two rough incuse squares. Berk, 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, 2008, p. 13, no. 1. This is the trial issue of Croesus discovered by Harlan J. Berk in the late 1980s, distinguished from the normal issues by the raised legs of the lion and the bull and by the wart on the lion's forehead, which copied earlier Lydian trites. VF.
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