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313, Lot: 65. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $4250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. Alyattes. Circa 610-560 BC. EL Trite – Third Stater (12mm, 4.76 g). Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint. Confronted lion’s heads (only the right is visible); walwet (partially off flan) between / Two incuse square punches. Weidauer Group XVII, 96; Traité I 54. VF.

From the Clearwater Collection.

This issue is struck with an obverse die containing two heads, but is typically struck so that only one or the other lion head is visible.