• m13-5-0001-1
    Obverse. ()
  • m13-5-0001-2
    Reverse. ()

Lydian Silver Twenty-fourth stater

Date
ca. 580-547 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
2004.0026
Material
Silver
Object Type
Coin
Coin Denomination
Twenty-fourth 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.
4
Site
Sardis
Sector
MMS
Trench
MMS-III 88.A
Locus
MMS-III 87.1 Locus 6
B-Grid Coordinates
E109.3 / S91.3 *102.85
Description
This coin type: Obverse: Forepart of roaring lion r. confronting head of bull l.; Reverse: Single punch incuse.
Condition
Good
Dimensions
Weight: 0.35g; Diameter: 6mm.
Comments
Naster’s (1975) Massive Style; Carradice’s (1987) Early Style; Nimchuk’s (2000) Type B. No. 5.1 is misnumbered in Cahill and Kroll 2005; associated with a skull of a soldier killed in the Persian sack of the city. Coin shows some wear. .
See Also
See also: LATW Cat. 31
Bibliography
Carradice 1987 pl. 10.5; SNG Turk 1: 1022
Author
JDE