Kroisos, King of Lydia ca. 564/3-550/39 BC

Berk 1; Konuk & Lorber fig. 25 = CH VIII, pl. I, Hoard 7, no. 40, Nearly Mint State

Heavy standard. Sardes mint. Prototype issue. Confronted foreparts of lion, with rising sun on forehead, and bull. Reverse: Two incuse squares..


The world’s first gold coin. The finest of only eleven examples known. Ex Money Museum, Zurich.