PERSIA, ACHAEMENID EMPIRE, GOLD DARIC
Persia, Achaemenid Empire, Gold Daric, Darios I to Xerxes II Circa 485-420 B.C.
Lydo-Milesian standard. Sardes mint.
Persian king or hero facing right, wearing kidaris and kandys, quiver over shoulder, in kneeling-running stance right, holding spear and bow
Reverse: Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XIII, 27); Meadows, Administration 321; BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26; Sunrise 24.
14.5 mm, 8.29 grams
Very fine – good very fine, well centred, with a pleasing light tone.
Ex. Classical Numismatic Group, Auction 427 (lot 304), August 22nd 2018, (with this ticket).
Ex. M Higley Collection.