• latw-30-1
    Silver croeseid twelfth-stater. Obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-30-2
    Silver croeseid twelfth-stater. Reverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-30-3
    Group of three croeseid coins from sector MMS (one gold, two silver); obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-30-4
    Group of three croeseid coins from Sector MMS (one gold, two silver); reverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-30-5
    Group of three croeseid coins (one gold, two silver) from sector MMS (placed on finger for scale); obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-30-6
    Group of three croeseid coins (one gold, two silver) from sector MMS (placed on finger for scale); reverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-30-7
    Group of three croeseid coins (one gold and two silver) from sector MMS; obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • latw-30-8
    Group of three croeseid coins (one gold and two silver) from sector MMS; reverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Silver Croeseid Twelfth-Stater

Date
Second quarter of sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Manisa, Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum, 19268
Inventory No.
19268
Sardis CATNUM
2002.0008
Material
Silver
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Twelfth stater
Coin Mint
Sardis
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-III 02.2
Locus
MMS-III 02.2 Locus 11
Description
Silver croeseid twelfth-stater. Obverse: confronted foreparts of lion and bull. Reverse: single incuse punch. Weight 0.72 g, diameter 7.9 mm.
Comments
Found with No. 27; see comments for that item. Attributed to Nimchuk’s Style B (Kroll in Cahill and Kroll 2005, cf. Nimchuk 2000) and so a relatively early example of this type of coin.
Discussed
Kroll, “Coins of Sardis”; Cahill, “City of Sardis”; Cahill, “Persian Sack” 31
Bibliography
Cahill and Kroll 2005
Author
NDC