Estimate: 17 500 USD
Price realized: 16 000 USD
Kingdom of Lydia. Croesus. Heavy Stater.
565-546 BC. Heavy Stater, 10.63g Lydia, SardesObv: Confronted foreparts of lion facing right and bull facing left, each with outstretched foreleg. Rx: Two square punches side by side, both with irregular surfaces. Berk 13. This is the best heavy stater that we have ever encountered. It is even better than the Croesus pictured in the book 100 Greatest Coins, thus the finest recorded Berk 13. Choice EF.