CROESUS ( KROISOS ) GOLD TWELFTH-STATER – SCARCE SMALLER DENOMINATION IN THE LIGHT SERIES – VF NGC GRADED GREEK LYDIA COIN (Inv. 16250)
KINGS of LYDIA. CROESUS, 561-546 BC.
Gold Twelfth-Stater ( hemihecte) of the “Light Series,” 0.66 g, 6 mm. Minted at Sardes.
Obv. Confronted foreparts of lion and bull.
Rev. Pair of incuse squares.
SNG Munich 9; Gulbenkian 759.
NGC graded VF, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, a scarce denomination of the Crosesus “light weight” series.