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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
610731
Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 731. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LYDIA, Kings of. Kroisos. 561-546 BC. AV Sixth Stater (1.77 gm). Heavy Series. Struck at Sardes. Confronted foreparts of lion facing right and bull facing left / Incuse punch. Traité pl. x, 6. VF. Very rare. ($1000)

During the initial phase of Kroisos' bimetallic experiment, the heavy gold series consisted of the stater and its divisions: halves, thirds, sixths and twelfths.