1/3 stater of Kingdom of Lydia with lion and bull, struck under Kroisos (Croesus)
Mint: Lydia (Kingdom), Sardis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2074.
Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 2.67 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund