• latw-29-1
    Silver croeseid stater, after treatment. Lion and bull, obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-29-2
    Silver croeseid stater, after treatment. Reverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-29-3
    Group photo of electrum third-stater and silver stater from Acropolis. Obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Silver Croeseid Stater

Date
Probably second quarter of the sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 24299
Inventory No.
24299
Sardis CATNUM
2009.0008
Material
Silver
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Stater
Coin Mint
Sardis
Site
Sardis
Sector
AC
Trench
Ac-FT 09.1
Locus
Ac-FT 08.1 Locus 7
Description
Silver croeseid stater. Obverse: confronted foreparts of lion and bull. Reverse: two incuse punches. Good condition, some wear. Weight 10.25 g, diameter 15 x 21 mm.
Comments
Found in the same context on the Acropolis as the two electrum coins Nos. 17-18.
Discussed
Kroll, “Coins of Sardis”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”
Bibliography
Cahill forthcoming
Author
NDC