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The first coin type known that was made of silver.  Prior coinage was made of a silver/gold blend called electrum.  


The Lion and Bull confronting each other is the same design as the gold coins of this type.  The silver/gold system allowed a fixed exchange between two metals, with fixed values and different weights, used for commerce in the ancient world.


Obverse: Lion confronting Bull

Reverse: Bipartite incuse


Denom: AR half stater/siglos

Location: Lydia

Years: 561 BC and later

Material: Silver

NGC: AU Strike 4/5, Surface 4/5


c.561BC Lydia (Croesus or later), AR Half-Stater Siglos Silver Coin

SKU: 00020
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