Croesus Timeline

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  • c. 700 BCE - 546 BCE
    The Mermnad dynasty rules Lydia.
  • c. 595 BCE
    Birth of Croesus.
  • 560 BCE - 547 BCE
    Reign of Croesus of Lydia.
  • 560 BCE - 546 BCE
    Rule of King Croesus of Lydia who offered sacrifices to Ammon at Siwa.
  • c. 560 BCE
    Croesus of Lydia first manufactures coins of solid gold.
  • 560 BCE
    The oracles of Delphi and Thebes both tell King Croesus of Lydia that if he attacks the Medes, he will destroy a great empire. Seeing this as a good omen, he goes to war, loses, and the Lydian Empire is destroyed.

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700 BCE - 546 BCE: The Mermnad dynasty rules Lydia.
 
595 BCE: Birth of Croesus.
 
560 BCE - 547 BCE: Reign of Croesus of Lydia.
 
560 BCE - 546 BCE: Rule of King Croesus of Lydia who offered sacrifices to Ammon at Siwa.
 
 
560 BCE: Croesus of Lydia first manufactures coins of solid gold.
 
 
560 BCE: The oracles of Delphi and Thebes both tell King Croesus of Lydia that if he attacks the Medes, he will destroy a great empire. Seeing this as a good omen, he goes to war, loses, and the Lydian Empire is destroyed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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