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Extremely Rare Heavy Sixth Stater of Kroissos

CNG 91, Lot: 313. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $6500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 560-546 BC. AV Sixth Stater (9mm, 1.77 g). Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Struck circa 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two incuse square punches of unequal size. Walberg Group III; Berk 7; Traité 400 = de Luynes 2800; SNG Kayhan –. VF. Extremely rare denomination for heavy standard, none in CoinArchives.