Croesus electrum stater obverse
Croesus 561 - 550 BC
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EL stater 13.9870 g, 21.1w x 11.1h mm
561-546 BC; prototype stater
1. Weidauer, Liselotte. 1975. Probleme der frühen Electronprägung Page 30 #133 and Plate 15 #133 var. (left/right interchanged). Fribourg: Office du livre.
2. 1995. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Deutschland. Staatliche Münzsammlung München. 20. Heft. Ionien 1 Nr. 1-882. #6. München: Hirmer Verlag.
3. Babelon, Ernest. 1907. Traité Des Monnaies Greques Et Romaines. Deuxième Partie. Tome Premier. Page 24 #40 and Plate II #3. Paris: Ernest Leroux.
4. Robinson E.S.G. 1958. "Some Electrum and Gold Greek Coins." in Centennial Publication of the American Numismatic Society. edited by Harald Ingholt. Page 585 #I and XXXIX I (var). New York: The American Numismatic Society.
5. Kraay, Colin M. and Max Hirmer. 1966. Greek Coins. Plate 178 #590 (this obverse die) and Page 355 #590. New York: Thames and Hudson.
Forepart of a bull conjoined with forepart of a lion
Rough incuse punches