ALYATTES II OR CROESUS ELECTRUM TRITE – LION WITH SUN SYMBOL TYPE BEARING X COUNTERMARK – CHOICE VF NGC GRADED GREEK LYDIA KINGDOM COIN (Inv. 14576)
KINGDOM OF LYDIA. King Alyattes II to Croesus ( Kroisos ), ca. 610-546 BC.
Electrum Trite (1/3 stater), 4.72 g., 13 mm, minted at Sardes.
Obv. Head of roaring lion right, sun with rays symbol on forehead, a diadem-like extension behind the head.
Rev. Two part incuse.
Weidauer 86-9; SNG Ashmolean 749–51; SNG Kayhan 1013; SNG von Aulock 2868-9.
NGC graded CHOICE VF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, “countermark”, nicely centered with a very interesting square countermark bearing an X symbol applied to the coin’s edge.