1/3 stater of Kingdom of Lydia with lion and bull, struck under Kroisos (Croesus)

Greek
Archaic Period
561–546 B.C.


Mint: Lydia (Kingdom), Sardis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2074.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.67 gm.

Accession Number

04.1162

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of lion at left and of bull at right facing each other. The lion’s tongue protruding.
Reverse: Double incuse square, surface irregular.

Time of Croesus, king of Lydia, 561-546 B.C.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1286); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund