- Achaemenid Silver Siglos NGC Very Fine 5x4Struck roughly 2,400 years ago, this silver "siglo" depicts the Persian Hero-King running right holding a bow in one hand and a spear in the other. Evenly worn and well struck, it is an attractive coin overall for the assigned grade and has an incuse punch on the back that occurred when the coin was hand hammered so long ago. Learn MoreNow Only $795.00 Regular Price $896.00Out of stock
- Lydia Croesus Gold 24th-Stater | Heavy Series | Extremely Fine 5x5
Behold the magnificent Lydia Croesus Gold 24th-Stater, a true marvel of ancient numismatics. Weighing in at .44g, this small but significant coin belongs to the Heavy Series of Lydia's coinage--the earliest gold coins ever issued over 2,550 years ago.. Its exceptional state of preservation showcases an Extremely Fine condition, with a flawless 5/5 Surface rating and a pristine 5/5 Strike.
The obverse of this splendid coin features an awe-inspiring depiction of a lion confronting a bull. This iconic imagery symbolizes the power, valor, and sovereignty associated with the ancient kingdom of Lydia. The lion, portrayed with regal majesty and strength, stands poised before the formidable bull, capturing the intense moment of their encounter. The detailed artistry and skillful execution on this small gold canvas reflect the mastery of the ancient Lydian minters.
On the reverse side of the coin, you will discover an incuse punch. Each Lydia Croesus Silver 24th-Stater holds its own distinct reverse punch, adding further allure and depth to this remarkable piece of history.
This Lydia Croesus Gold 24th-Stater stands as a testament to the rich heritage and artistic achievements of Lydia. It transports you back in time to an era when coins played a crucial role in trade and communication, and Lydia was at the forefront of numismatic innovation. Holding this coin in your hand, you become a custodian of ancient history, connecting with the ancient rulers and prosperous civilization that once thrived in the land of Lydia.
In conclusion, the Lydia Croesus Gold 24th-Stater is a numismatic treasure that encapsulates the power and grandeur of the ancient kingdom. With its remarkable obverse design featuring the lion confronting the bull, combined with its exceptional condition and exquisite craftsmanship, this coin is a testament to Lydia's numismatic legacy and an essential addition to any collection.
Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Only a handful of these ancient gold coins are known in any condition.Learn MoreNow Only $11,950.00 Regular Price $12,160.00
- Lydia Croesus Light Stater NGC CHVF 5x3SOLD February 10th. Absolutely phenomenal looking coin for the grade and nearly 2,600 years old, this gold stater of Lydia was issued by King Croesus himself. Struck in bright yellow gold, the coin depicts a lion and bull on the obverse, thought to mean strength and virility. The reverse employs an incuse punch from when the coin was hand-hammered so long ago. Coins such as these do not come along often at all. Learn More$20,740.00Out of stock
- Lydia | Croesus | Silver Stater | AU 5x3
This Lydian silver stater was issued by King Croesus sometime around 560 B.C. and has been preserved very nicely over the past 2,600 years.
It is known to be the first true silver coinage ever issued and is very desirable as a result.
The obverse shows an image of a lion and bull, representing strength and fertility. The reverse employs a double-incuse punch that happened when the coin was struck so long ago. This particular example has a lot of flash and luster for the assigned grade--many survivors have been heavily corroded and worn over the years.
The silver staters of Croesus were issued in six different sizes ranging from a full stater down to a tiny 1/24th stater. The coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Coinage of King Croesus is listed in the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins book as #9/100.
The coin pictured is the one you will receive.Learn More$6,304.50Out of stock