Coin, Lydia, Alyattes
1/6 Stater - ca. 620/10-564/53 BC - Sardes - EF(40-45)
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Head of roaring lion right, “sun” with no rays on forehead.
Two incuse squares.
SNG Ashmolean 755.
- Denomination: 1/6 Stater
- Year: ca. 620/10-564/53 BC
- Mint name: Sardes
- Composition: Electrum
- Diameter: 10.2
- Main character: Alyattes
- Greece province: Lydia
An “EF(40-45)” quality
As in numismatics it is important that the state of conservation of an item be carefully evaluated before it is offered to a discerning collector with a keen eye.
This initially obscure acronym comprising two words describing the state of conservation is explained clearly here:
This means – more prosaically – that the coin has circulated well from hand to hand and pocket to pocket but the impact on its wear remains limited: the coins retains much of its mint luster, sharp detailing and little sign of being circulated. Closer examination with the naked eye reveals minor scratches or nicks.