• m13-1-0002-10
    Obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-1-0002-15
    Reverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-1-0002-20
    Electrum third-stater and silver stater from acropolis (nos. 1.2, 3.1), in hand, obverses. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-1-0002-25
    Electrum third-stater and silver stater from acropolis (nos. 1.2, 3.1), in hand, reverses. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Lydian Electrum Third stater

Date
ca. 630 - 580/560 BC?, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
2009.0005
Material
Electrum
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Third stater
Coin Mint
Sardis
Issuers
Alyattes, Sadyattes
Officina
Has Mint Mark
no
Has Control Mark
no
Has Monogram
no
Has Countermark
no
Hoard
Monograph 13 Catalog No.
1
Site
Sardis
Sector
Ac
Trench
Ac-FT 09.1
Locus
Ac-FT 08.1 Locus 7
B-Grid Coordinates
E543.2 - E547.1 / S903.0 - S908.7 *290.43 - *290.33
Description
This coin type: Obverse: Head of roaring lion r. with "nose wart" of multiple rays; Reverse: Double incuse punch.
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
Weight: 4.75g; Diameter: 11 x 13mm.
Comments
Lydio-Ionian standard; there are no die links between the Sardis coins and those illustrated by Weidauer. Trites of the same type are found in the Gordion 1963 Hoard, which Bellinger (1968 p. 12-13) dated to 625-610. For metallurgical analysis, see Cahill, et al., forthcoming. Found with nos. 1.1, 5.1 in a dump on the Acropolis.
See Also
See also: LATW Cat. 18
Bibliography
SNG Turk 1: 1013; Weidauer 1975 type XVI; SNG vAulock 8: 2868–2870; Cahill et al., 2020
Author
JDE