• 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
Museum Inventory No.
24299
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
2009.0008
Material
Silver
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Stater
Coin Mint
Sardis
Issuers
Officina
Has Mint Mark
Has Control Mark
Has Monogram
Has Countermark
Hoard
Monograph 13 Catalog No.
3
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.
See Also
Kroll, “Coins of Sardis”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”. See also: M13 Cat. 3.0001
Bibliography
Cahill et al. 2020
Author
NDC