Lydia Gold Stater NGC Gem Mint State
Perfect (5/5) strike and perfect (5/5) surfaces (circa 561 BC) - (Now resides in the Alacran Collection)
This incredible museum-quality specimen was struck nearly 2,600 years ago in Persia. The craftsmanship is absolutely breathtaking for a coin that was crudely struck in the most primitive conditions. An opportune acquisition added to a private Texas collection. The impressive size and remarkable quality is memorable, as typically they are encountered worn and off-center. About the size of a dime and comprised of ¼ ounce of pure gold, this gorgeous Lydian Stater sets the bar for excellence in Ancient coinage.