Alyattes, King of Lydia, “WALWET”. 605-561 BC. Electrum Trite. NGC XF 4/5, 4/5

Alyattes, King of Lydia,  “WALWET”. 605-561 BC. Electrum Trite. NGC XF 4/5, 4/5

Kingdom of Lydia. Alyattes. 605-561 BC (traditional). EL Trite, 4.72g. (h). , c. 600-580 BC. NGC XF 4/5, 4/5. Obv: Two confronted heads of lions (the right one off flan); between them, Lydian legend, WALWET. Rx: Two square punches side by side. Weidauer 95. SNG von Aulock 8204. J. Spier in Studies Price (London 1998), pp. 330-332. Karweise, Ephesos, p. 123, 480 and p. 145, 534. Le Rider, La naissance de la monnaie, pp. 49-57. Ex Gemini Auction VIII, April 14, 2011 ($12,000 hammer plus BP).

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