Asia, Lydia, Ardys, EL Trite ca. 650-620 BC, Sardes


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Asia. Lydia. Kings of Lydia. Ardys. EL Trite (1/3 stater); 4.77g; Sardes mint.
Head of roaring lion right, perhaps: YRDYS in Phoenician lettering // Double square incuse punch.

Weidauer 91-2. SNG Von Auluck 8204.

Very sharp lion with clear well struck letters and clean surfaces. An altogether superior example of this rare issue, perhaps the first issue with writing and as such of the highest historical significance.

NGC graded AU, Str 5/5 surf 5/5

Graded NGC Yes
Grade AU
Certificate Number 2490346-002
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