• latw-24_27-1
    Electrum sixth-stater, no. AMM 1610-49/17, from hoard of electrum coins. Obverse. Bellinger no. 27. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-24_27-2
    Electrum sixth-stater, no. AMM 1610-49/17, from hoard of electrum coins. Reverse. Bellinger no. 27. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Hoard of Electrum Coins: Electrum Sixth-Stater

Date
Ca. 610-560 BC, Lydian
Museum
Ankara, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, 1610-49/17
Inventory No.
1610-49/17
Material
Electrum
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Sixth stater
Coin Mint
Sardis
Site
Gordion
Description
One electrum coin of sixth-stater weight (Gordion inventory number 1104). Obverse: roaring lion head facing right. Reverse: single punch. Weight 2.35 g.
Comments
See No. 24.1-24.26. The two reverse punches of this coin are the same as those of a coin from the Artemision at Ephesus, which bears traces of an inscription, probably “WALWET” or Alyattes (Weidauer 1975, no. 103); the obverse may or may not have had this inscription; it is not preserved on the coin (Wallace 2006, 40).
Discussed
Kroll, “Coins of Sardis”
Bibliography
Young 1964, 283, fig. 13; Bellinger 1968; Weidauer 1975, no. 104; Wallace 2006, 40; forthcoming study by K. Harl.
Author
NDC