Stater of Kingdom of Lydia with lion and bull, struck under Kroisos (Croesus)

Greek
Archaic Period
about 550–546 B.C.


Mint: Lydia (Kingdom), Sardis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2070.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 10.13 gm.

Accession Number

04.1164

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Forepart of lion at left and of bull at right facing each other. The lion’s mouth is open wide.
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. 1288); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund