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Lot # 244 - Auction is closed.Estimate: US$17500 / Price Realized: US$16000
Kingdom of Lydia. Croesus. Heavy Stater
Kingdom of Lydia. Croesus. 565-546 BC. Heavy Stater, 10.63gg. Lydia, SardesObv: Confronted foreparts of lion facing right and bull facing left, each with outstretched foreleg. Rx: Two square punches side by side, both with irregular surfaces. Berk 13. This is the best heavy stater that we have ever encountered. It is even better than the Croesus pictured in the book 100 Greatest Coins, thus the finest recorded Berk 13. Choice EF.
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