1933/​5008
Ancient Greece, Lydian Kingdom, Kroisos, c. 564–539 BC, Sixth Stater, Sardes, SNG Ashmolean 773 - nice, dark toning

Description

Ancient Greece, Lydian Kingdom, Kroisos, c. 564–539 BC, Sixth Stater, Sardes, SNG Ashmolean 773, 1.68 g - nice, dark toning

This - one of the oldest coins of the world - was struck during the reign of the legendary, enormously wealthy Lydian king, Kroisos, who financed one of the seven wonders of the world, the colossal temple of Arthemis in Ephesos. According to legend Lydia fell to the Persians, when Kroisos misinterpreted the oracle of Delphi, and Kroisos had to acknowledge the words of Solon that no man can praise himself happy until he lies in his grave.

Ex. AMA collection (Ancient Miniature Art collection)

Quality

VF

Auction

Coins, 18 August 2019

Category

Coins ▸ Ancient coins

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Estimate

2,500 kr.

Sold

Price realised

2,400 kr.

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