Ancient Coinage of Lydia, Kings, Kroisos


Croesus or Kroesos, King of Lydia 561-546 BC. Because similar images were used on different denominations, the reference depends on the weight and size.

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BMC 31Kings of Lydia. Time of Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AV Stater. Sardes mint. Light series. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two square incuse punches of unequal size. BMC Lydia 31-34; SNG von Aulock 2875; Berk 3-4; Carradice 8 etc. TextImage
BMC 36Kings of Lydia. Time of Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AV Third Stater. Sardes mint. Light series. Confronted foreparts of lion right and bull left / Two square incuse punches of unequal size. Berk 5-6; Traité I, 404–405; SNG vA 8212; BMC 36; de Luynes 2779; SNG Berry 1139. TextImage
BMC 37Kroisos (Croesus), AR Stater or Double siglos. 565-546 BC. 19-20 mm, 10.4-10.7 g. Foreparts of a lion right and bull left. / Irregular bipartite incuse punch. BMC 37-40; SNG Kayhan 1018; Traité II-1, 407-408; SNG vA 2873-2874 and 8209; SNG Cop 455 and 457; SNG Lockett 2980-2981; Pozzi 2730; Lockett coll. 2447-2448; Weber 6773; SNG Berry 1140 etc.TextImage
BMC 41Lydia, Kroisos AR Half Stater 14mm, 6.16 g. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Two part incuse punch. BMC 41-43; SNG Kayhan 1024-1026; Rosen 665; SNG vA 2877-2879; SNG Lockett 2984; SNG Berry 1141; Dewing 2428-2430 etc. TextImage
BMC 41Kingdom of Lydia, Kroisos AR Half-Stater. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / incuse punch. TextImage
BMC 53Lydia, Croesus, AR Twelfth Stater (0.83g). Confronted heads of a lion right and a bull left / incuse punch.TextImage
Babelon 8Lydia, Kings of. Time of Kroisos (Croesus). Circa 561-546 BC. AV Sixth Stater or Hekte (1.33 gm). Light series. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Incuse punch. TextImage
Berk 12Lydian Kingdom, Croesus AV Stater. 561-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Oblong incuse punch. TextImage
Rosen 662Lydia, Kings. Time of Kroisos. Ca 561-546 BC. AR Stater - Double Siglos. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Double incuse punch. SNGvA 2874. TextImage
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Rosen 663Lydia, Kings. Time of Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AR Half-Stater or Siglos. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Double incuse punch. SNG Cop 456; SNGvA 2875ff. TextImage
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Rosen 664Lydia. c561-546 BC. AR Siglos. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Double incuse punch. SNG von Aulock 2877. TextImage
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Rosen 666Lydia, Kings of. Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AR Third Siglos. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Double incuse punch. Boston MFA 2071. TextImage
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Rosen 667Kingdom of Lydia, time of Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AR Sixth-Stater. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Two-part incuse punch. TextImage
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Rosen 668Lydia, Kings. Kroisos. Ca 561-546 BC. AR 1/24 Siglos=1/12 Stater. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Single incuse punch. TextImage
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SNG Cop 455Lydia, Kings of. Time of Kroisos. Circa 561-546 BC. AR Stater (Double Siglos). Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Double incuse punch. SNG von Aulock 2873. TextImage
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SNG Cop 456Lydia. Time of Kroisos, circa 561-546 BC. AR Half-Stater or Siglos. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Double incuse punch. Rosen 663-665; SNG Cop 456; SNGvA 2875ff. TextImage
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SNG vA 2875Kingdom of Lydia, Kroisos AV Stater, Light Series. Ca 561-546 BC. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left, both with straight legs / Two square incuse punches of different sizes. Boston MFA 2073, Dewing 2431. TextImage
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Traite_x6Lydia, Kings of, Kroisos AV Sixth Stater. 561-546 BC. Heavy Series. Struck at Sardes. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Incuse punch. TextImage
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Walburg_2-IV-3Lydia, Time of Kroisos, to 520 BC or later. AV Twelfth Stater. Light Series. Struck at Sardes. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Incuse punch. TextImage
Walburg_2Lydia, Kings of. Time of Kroisos (Croesus). Circa 561-546 BC. AV Twelfth Stater (0.66g). Light series. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Incuse punch. TextImage
Walburg_6Lydia, Kings of. Time of Kroisos. Circa 550-520 BC. AV Sixth Stater. Light Series. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Incuse punch. Traité pl. 10, 8, Weber 6772. TextImage
Walburg_VI2Lydia, Kings of. Time of Kroisos (Croesus). c561-546 BC. AV Twelfth Stater. Light series. Sardes mint. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Incuse punch. TextImage
Weber_6772Lydia AV Sixth Stater. Time of Kroisos, ca 550-520 BC. Light Series. Confronted foreparts of a roaring lion right and a bull left / Incuse punch. Walburg 6, Traité 8. TextImage
See also: Entry for Croesus on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Croesus in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Croesus in the ANS Database
Search for Croesus at AsiaMinorCoins.com

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