The Half-Stater denomination
The half-stater was an ancient denomination worth half of a stater. It was struck in both gold and silver.

SIlver coins struck under Croesus with an approximate weight of 5g are typically referred to as both half-staters and as sigloi.

As a gold denomination, it is used for coins with an approximate weight of 4.25g, often struck in by Celtic tribes or in Calabria or Macedon.
An AR Half-Stater | Siglos struck 561-546 BC in Sardis
Obverse: Confronted foreparts of a lion and a bull

Reverse: Two incuse square punches

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.41 g
No notes for this coin
SNG von Aulock 2877