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Why add this ancient Stater of Lycian Dynasts to your collection?
The province of Lycia was located in the area that is now the southern central coast of Turkey. The abundant use of the silver Stater in the region during the 5th and 4th centuries BC confirms the affluence of Lycia during that time of history. Persian rule over Lycia proved to be non-imposing, and Lycia was mostly left alone to be ruled by its own dynasts, or hereditary monarchy. These decades of little conflict in the region encouraged an economic growth that allowed for a widespread trading.
Winged divine stallion of Greek myth
Pegasus, the mythical immortal winged horse is illustrated on the obverse of this ancient Lycian Silver Stater, flying left, embossed upon a round shield. The reverse depicts a Triskeles with large center annulet within an incuse circle, pellet and monogram between the lines. The triskeles symbol is constructed from three curved lines with rotational symmetry.
Extremely fine Silver Stater
This ancient silver Lycian Dynasts coin, struck 480-430 BC, is graded Extremely Fine, with additional grading of 5/5 for strike, and 3/5 for surface quality by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). NGC rates Ancient coins based on the quality of a coin's strike and surface on a scale of 1 to 5. The coin will exhibit complete detail, with slightly flattened high points.
This ancient silver Stater will be a treasured part of your ancient coin collection! Don't wait, add this piece of history to your cart today!
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|Year of Issue:||480-430 BC|
|Weight in Grams:||9.81 g|