• m13-3-0001-10
    Obverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-3-0001-20
    Reverse. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-3-0001-30
    Obverse, half cleaned. (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-3-0001-40
    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)

Lydian Silver Stater

Date
ca. 580-547 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
2009.0008
Material
Silver
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
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.
5
Site
Sardis
Sector
Ac
Trench
Ac-FT 09.1
Locus
Ac-FT 08.1 Locus 7
Description
This coin type: Obverse: Forepart of roaring lion r. confronting bull head l.; Reverse: Double punch incuse.
Condition
Good
Dimensions
Weight: 10.25g; Diameter: 15 X 21mm.
Comments
Naster’s (1965) Forceful/Nervous Style; Carradice’s (1987) Early Style; Nimchuk’s (2000) Type A. Slightly worn. Found with two electrum trites in dump on the Acropolis.
See Also
See also: LATW Cat. 29
Bibliography
SNG vAulock 8: 2873–2874; SNG Turk 1: 1018; Cahill et al., 2020
Author
JDE