• m13-2-0001-10
    Obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-2-0001-20
    Reverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-2-0001-30
    Gold and silver croeseids from under pavement of recess and by skull of skeleton (nos. 2.1, 4.1, 5.1). Obverses. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-2-0001-40
    Gold and silver croeseids from under pavement of recess and by skull of skeleton (nos. 2.1, 4.1, 5.1). Reverses. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-2-0001-50
    Gold and silver croeseids from under pavement of recess and by skull of skeleton (nos. 2.1, 4.1, 5.1). Obverses, on finger. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-2-0001-60
    Gold and silver croeseids from under pavement of recess and by skull of skeleton (nos. 2.1, 4.1, 5.1). Reverses, on finger. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Lydian Gold Twelfth stater

Date
ca. 580-547 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
2002.0002
Material
Gold
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Twelfth stater
Coin Mint
Sardis
Issuers
Croesus
Officina
Has Mint Mark
no
Has Control Mark
no
Has Monogram
no
Has Countermark
no
Hoard
Monograph 13 Catalog No.
2
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-III 02.2
Locus
MMS-III 02.2 Locus 2
B-Grid Coordinates
E107.4 / S99.2 *100.27
Description
This coin type: Obverse: Forepart of roaring lion r. confronting bull head l.; Reverse: Double incuse punch.
Condition
Good
Dimensions
Weight: 0.89g; Diameter: 7.2 x 6 (2mm thick)mm.
Comments
Konuk 2012, pp. 49–50; Naster’s (1965) Massive Style; Carradice’s (1987) Early Style; Nimchuck’s (2000) Type B. Somewhat worn or struck with worn die, details obscured. This coin was found in a recess of the Lydian fortfication, beneath debris from the Persian sack of the city, see Cahill and Kroll 2005; analysis of the date of the sack of Sardis in Wallace 2016.
See Also
See also: LATW Cat. 27
Bibliography
SNG Munich 23: 9
Author
JDE