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Lydia Lion stud earrings

This coin type, traditionally made of a gold and silver alloy, was in all likelihood the world's first, minted by King Alyattes in Sardis, Lydia, Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), c. 610-600 BC.

The Lydian Lion is the one coin I'd personally call "The Coin." It directly preceded ancient Greek coinage, which through Rome begot all Western coinage, and which through the Seleukids, Parthians, and Sassanians begot all Islamic coinage. Indian coinage has largely been a product of Greek, Roman, and Islamic influences.Chinese coinage, though it probably developed independently, was succeeded by Western-style coinage in the late nineteenth century.Other countries in Asia, in Africa, and elsewhere have adopted the Western approach to coinage as well. It's not chauvinistic, and it's only mildly hyperbolic, to suggest that virtually all coinage in use today is the progeny of the Lydian Lion, that it's the Adam of coins.

Coins sourced in the backstreets of the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul. 

Carry some history with you, set in sterling silver and 100% handcrafted. 

Simply chose "bronze" or "silver" for the metal of the lion. 


Lydia Lion stud earrings
Lydia Lion stud earrings
Lydia Lion stud earrings

Lydia Lion stud earrings

This coin type, traditionally made of a gold and silver alloy, was in all likelihood the world's first, minted by King Alyattes in Sardis, Lydia, Asia Minor (present-day Turkey), c. 610-600 BC.

The Lydian Lion is the one coin I'd personally call "The Coin." It directly preceded ancient Greek coinage, which through Rome begot all Western coinage, and which through the Seleukids, Parthians, and Sassanians begot all Islamic coinage. Indian coinage has largely been a product of Greek, Roman, and Islamic influences.Chinese coinage, though it probably developed independently, was succeeded by Western-style coinage in the late nineteenth century.Other countries in Asia, in Africa, and elsewhere have adopted the Western approach to coinage as well. It's not chauvinistic, and it's only mildly hyperbolic, to suggest that virtually all coinage in use today is the progeny of the Lydian Lion, that it's the Adam of coins.

Coins sourced in the backstreets of the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul. 

Carry some history with you, set in sterling silver and 100% handcrafted. 

Simply chose "bronze" or "silver" for the metal of the lion. 


 
 

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