• m13-5-0002-10
    Obverse (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)
  • m13-5-0002-20
    Reverse (©Archaeological Exploration of Sardis/President and Fellows of Harvard College)

Lydian Silver Twenty-fourth stater

Date
ca. 580-547 BC, Lydian
Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
1989.0018
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/S
Trench
MMS/S 89.B
Locus
MMS/S 89.B Locus 13
B-Grid Coordinates
E105.3 / S137.5
Description
This coin type: Obverse: Forepart of roaring lion r. confronting head of bull l.; Reverse: Single punch incuse.
Condition
Worn
Dimensions
Weight: 0.22g; Diameter: 6mm.
Comments
Naster’s (1975) Massive Style; Carradice’s (1987) Early Style; Nimchuk’s (2000) Type B. 5.2 is from a much later archaeological context and is worn; coin not seen by me, and assigned here because of module (pictures unhelpful). .
See Also
Bibliography
Carradice 1987 pl. 10.5; SNG Turk 1: 1022
Author
JDE