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Foreparts of lion right and bull left, face-to-face. Two incuse squares, side by side.By the time Croesus succeeded his father Alyattes as king of Lydia in 561 B. Electrum coinage already had been used in Asia Minor for decades. Herodotus (1.94.1) states that the Lydians were the first to produce coins of gold and silver, an innovation now confidently attributed to Croesus, seemingly in about 550 B. Though the motivation for this advancement is nowhere recorded, it is generally assumed that it was meant to make it easier to determine the intrinsic value of the coins. All new Croesus coins portrayed on their obverse the confronted foreparts of a lion and a bull, a design steeped in the royal and cosmic imagery of the Near East. The reverse was a simple, two part punch on which one segment was larger than the other. The item "Extremely RARE LYDIA Kings of Croesus 560-546 BC Half Starter Lion/Bull VF 5.28g" is in sale since Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Greek (450 BC-100 AD)". The seller is "skygoddess2018" and is located in Kapaa, Hawaii. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, South Korea, South africa, Mexico, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Cayman islands, Luxembourg, Macao, Peru.