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Kingdom of Lydia Coins

The Kingdom of Lydia was situated in the western part of Asia Minor, part of modern day Turkey, and became a powerful region under the Mermnadae dynasty around 685 BC. Under the rule of King Croesus, Lydia was transformed from a kingdom into an empire. The Lydian Empire ended when Persian King Cyrus captured Sardis, Lydia's main city, about 546 BC. 

The Lydians were the first people to mint coins and also the first to utilize symbolic animals, like the lion and bull, which represented strength and virility.

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  • Lydia Croesus 1/2 Silver Stater NGC Choice Extremely Fine

    • Year: 561-546 B.C. 
    • Weight: 5.32 grams
    • Metal: Silver
    • Obverse: The obverse depicts the lion and bull design, representing strength and virility
    • Reverse: The reverse shows a double-incuse punch 
    • Issue: AR Half-Stater/Siglos 
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    Regular Price: $3,037.50

    Special Price $2,895.00

  • Lydian Electrum 1/3rd Stater NGC About Uncirculated

    Issued around 2,600 years ago, this 1/3rd stater struck in electrum is the first coinage ever with a true obverse design. This coinage pre-dates that of Croesus---this was struck by his father, King Alyattes around 600 B.C. The obverse shows a Lydian lion faced right with a sunburst over its head. The reverse has a perfectly centered double-incuse punch. In our opinion, these items are undervalued in today's market and are highly desirable pieces of early human history. Learn More
    $13,230.00

  • Croesus Gold 1/6th Stater Light Series NGC About Uncirculated

    Struck nearly 2,600 years ago, this fractional 1/6th gold stater was issued by King Croesus of Lydia. The obverse depicts the lion and bull, representing strength and virility. The reverse shows a double incuse punch. These are known to be the first series of gold coins in human history. We can't emphasize enough how rare and important these coins are and to have the opportunity to own one in such a high grade is a rare feat indeed. Highly recommended. Learn More
    $6,682.50

  • Croesus Gold 1/12 Stater NGC Extremely Fine 5x4-Light Series

    Struck nearly 2,600 years ago, this fractional 1/12th gold stater was issued by King Croesus of Lydia. The obverse depicts the lion and bull, representing strength and virility. The reverse shows a double incuse punch. These are known to be the first series of gold coins in human history. We can't emphasize enough how rare and important these coins are and to have the opportunity to own one in such a high grade is a rare feat indeed. Highly recommended. Learn More
    $6,075.00

  • Alyattes Electrum 1/3 Stater NGC Extremely Fine 4x4

    WOW! This is a very important coin in all regards and is actually one of the plate coins in the book of electrum coinage written by Joe Linzalone. This is pedigreed on the holders as #1079 in the book and the obverse depicts a lion, facing left, in a very abstract design. The reverse, like most of Alyatte's coinage, has a double incuse punch. Highly recommended and a very important coin in regards to understanding the earliest human coinage. Learn More
    $11,475.00

  • Lydia Croesus Gold 1/12th Stater Light Series NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x5

    Struck nearly 2,600 years ago, this fractional 1/12th gold stater was issued by King Croesus of Lydia. The obverse depicts the lion and bull, representing strength and virility. The reverse shows a double incuse punch. These are known to be the first series of gold coins in human history. We can't emphasize enough how rare and important these coins are and to have the opportunity to own one in such a high grade is a rare feat indeed. Highly recommended. Learn More
    $8,775.00

  • Lydia Croesus Gold Stater Light Series NGC Choice About Uncirculated 3x4

    Struck 561-546 B.C. This magnificent gold coin was struck nearly 2,600 years ago in modern-day Turkey and is the first series of gold coins ever struck. Produced by King Croesus of Lydia, the obverse depicts a lion and bull on the obverse, representing strength and virility. The reverse has 2 incuse punches. Gold Croesus Staters are extremely rare in any condition and to find one that has been preserved in such a lofty grade is an epic feat. Highly recommended and an absolute centerpiece coin for any advanced collection. Learn More
    $35,775.00

  • Lydia Croesus Electrum 1/3 Stater NGC Extremely Fine 4x4

    Plate coin in book of Electrum Coinage by Joe Linzalone---LN 1079. This is an extremely old and very important coin struck around 2,600 years ago from electrum, which is a naturally occurring mixture of gold and silver. This is the only example we've ever had the pleasure of handling. The fact that this is the actual coin used in the reference book of electrum coinage makes it a very important example and it is noted on the NGC holder. Learn More
    $11,475.00

  • Croesus Gold Heavy Stater NGC Choice Extremely Fine

    Heavy Series Struck 561-546 B.C. This magnificent gold coin was struck nearly 2,600 years ago in modern-day Turkey and is the first series of gold coins ever struck. Produced by King Croesus of Lydia, the obverse depicts a lion and bull, representing strength and virility. The reverse has 2 incuse punches. Heavy Staters are extremely rare in any condition and to find one that has been preserved in such a lofty grade is an epic feat. We cannot overstate the importance of this rare ancient gold coin and it is absolutely museum-quality in all regards. Heavy Staters of Croesus are far more rare than the newer, light series of Croesus gold. Highly recommended and an absolute centerpiece coin for any advanced collection. Learn More

    Regular Price: $55,350.00

    Special Price $53,500.00

  • Croesus Silver Half Stater NGC Very Fine

    Listed as #9 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins, this Half Silver Stater of King Croesus is first silver coinage ever issued in human history. Struck nearly 2,600 years ago by King Croesus of Lydia, the obverse depicts the lion and bull design, representing strength and virility. The reverse shows a double-incuse punch. Excellent coin for the price and very nice for the grade. Learn More
    $1,890.00

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