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432, Lot: 68. Estimate $300.
Sold for $240. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AR Hemistater (15.5mm, 5.17 g). Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares of unequal size. Berk 23; SNG Ashmolean –. VF, granular surfaces. Rare.

The rare hemistaters of Kroisos should not be confused with the common sigloi of Kroiseid type, which are struck at the same weight, but have a highly stylized lion and bull.