Stater of Kingdom of Lydia with lion and bull, struck under Kroisos (Croesus)
about 550–546 B.C.
Mint: Lydia (Kingdom), Sardis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2070.
Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 10.13 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund