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11100287

First Persian Gold Coinage

CNG 111, Lot: 287. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $23000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Cyrus – Darios I. Circa 550/39-520 BC. AV Stater (17.5mm, 8.06 g). Kroiseid type. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares. Carradice pl. XI, 8; Berk 4; SNG Ashmolean 761; SNG von Aulock 2876; SNG Kayhan 1023; SNG Lockett 2984; Boston MFA 2077 = Regling 1287; Sunrise 15. EF, underlying luster. Well centered.