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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 345

KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AR Forty-eighth Stater (5mm, 0.20 g). Sardes mint.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 345.
 Estimated: $ 500

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 2 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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KINGS of LYDIA. Kroisos. Circa 564/53-550/39 BC. AR Forty-eighth Stater (5mm, 0.20 g). Sardes mint. Head of lion right / Incuse square. Berk –; SNG Ashmolean –; SNG Tatiṣ 920 (uncertain Western Asia Minor); CNG E-460, lot 264; CNG E-432, lot 71; Hauck & Aufhäuser 14, lot 80. Light porosity. VF. Rare.

Although not originally recognized as issues of Kroisos, the lion on this piece has a style that is identical to that found on the coins of that king, and the weight of this piece (and others like it) would conform to forty-eighth staters in his coinage. It appears that this type, like the traditional lion-bull Kroiseids, was continued under the Persians, as some examples also exhibit the highly stylized form of lion: cf. CNG 103, lot 300, and CNG E-392, lot 283.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 1, which begins 13 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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