Croesus prototype gold stater obverse
Lydia, Croesus 561 - 546 BC
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AV stater 10.7643 g, 16.2w x 13.9h mm
Sardes 561-546 BC; prototype croeseid
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Forepart of a lion confronting forepart of a bull
Rough incuse punches