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AU Lydia.Time of Croesus light Stater 561-546 B.C.(8.08g) O: Foreparts of Bull and Lion facing each other; Sear 3415; Babelon, Traite' I pt.2, 401; BMC 22. 6,31 R: Double incuse punch G: EF S: CNG Sale XXIII (lot 212) 10/13/92 "As already pointed out in Gemini VI (lots 206-207), the traditional dates of Croesus (560-546 BC) are likely to be wrong. See G. Kalaitzoglou, Assesos (Mainz 2008), pp. 46-53 for a full discussion of the written sources. Furthermore, an analysis of the coin finds from Sardis has recently confirmed that it was indeed Croesus, rather than his conqueror Cyrus, who was the first to mint a bimetallic currency known as the Croesids; see N. Cahill and J.H Kroll, American Journal of Archaeology 109 (2005), pp. 589-618." -HJBerk

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Lots actually, but I probably won't be able to get them all . . . dang it!




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