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Heritage Auctions, Inc.   |   World Coins & Ancient Coins #3066   |   17 August 2018 Sort by Lot-NumberSort by Estimate
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Lot 30060

Estimate: 30'000 USD   |   Starting price: 15'000 USD Price realized: 40'800 USD
LYDIAN KINGDOM. Croesus (ca. 561-546 BC). AV sixth stater or hecte (9mm, 1.35 gm). NGC Gem MS S 5/5 - 5/5. Sardes, "light" standard, ca. 550-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of lion (on left, facing right), with extended right foreleg, and bull (on right, facing left) / Two incuse square punches of unequal size, side-by-side. Walburg group IV, 3. Berk 9.8. Sharply struck with prooflike surfaces. Absolutely stunning in hand. The single finest graded example seen by NGC, and almost certainly among the finest known.HID05401242017

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