• latw-26-1
    Electrum third-stater. Obverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-26-2
    Electrum third-stater. Reverse. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Electrum Third-Stater

Date
Ca. 630-560 BC, Lydian
Museum
Istanbul, Archaeological Museum, 1660/3
Inventory No.
1660/3
Material
Electrum
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Third stater
Coin Mint
Sardis
Site
Kelainai
Description
Electrum coin, of one-third stater weight. Obverse: roaring lion head facing right. Reverse: two incuse punches. Diameter 11-13 mm, weight: 4.75 g.
Comments
From Afyon/Dinar, the ancient Kelainai (later Apamea Kibotos). See No. 25.
Discussed
Kroll, “Coins of Sardis”
Bibliography
unpublished
Author
NDC