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CNG 112, Lot: 292. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of LYDIA. temp. Cyrus – Darios I. Circa 550/39-520 BC. AR Siglos (15.5mm, 5.36 g). Kroiseid type. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull / Two incuse squares. Berk 22; SNG Ashmolean 762–71. Toned. Near EF. Excellent metal for this typically granular issue.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XXIX (13 August 1992), lot 158.