• m13-4-0001-10
    Obverse. ()
  • m13-4-0001-20
    Reverse. ()
  • m13-4-0001-30
    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)
  • m13-4-0001-40
    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)
  • m13-4-0001-50
    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)
  • m13-4-0001-60
    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 Silver Twelfth stater

Date
ca. 580-547 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
2002.0008
Material
Silver
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.
3
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-III 02.2
Locus
MMS-III 02.2 Locus 11
B-Grid Coordinates
E102.95 / S92.5 *99.95
Description
This coin type: Obverse: Forepart of roaring lion r. confronting head of bull l.; Reverse: Double punch incuse.
Condition
Worn
Dimensions
Weight: 1.06/0.72g; Diameter: 9mm.
Comments
Cahill and Kroll 2005, also from the early part of Croesus’s reign. Naster’s (1965) Massive style; Carradice’s (1987) Early Style; Nimchuk’s (2000) Type B. Somewhat worn. Found with no. 2.1, in a recess of the Lydian fortification, associated with debris from the Persian sack of the city. See Cahill and Kroll 2005; Wallace 2016.
See Also
See also: LATW Cat. 30
Bibliography
SNG vAulock 8: 2880; SNG Turk 1: 1020
Author
JDE