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Persian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia, Darios I - Xerxes II, c. 485 - 420 B.C.
|This type was minted in Lydia, Anatolia, while under Persian control, prior to Alexander the Great's conquest. The Persian or Achaemenid Empire (c. 550 - 330 B.C.) was the largest empire in ancient history extending across Asia, Africa and Europe, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, parts of Central Asia, Asia Minor, Thrace and Macedonia, much of the Black Sea coastal regions, Iraq, northern Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Palestine and Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and much of ancient Egypt as far west as Libya.|
SH89609. Gold daric, Carradice Type
IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XIII, 27); Meadows
, Administration 321; BMC Arabia
pl. XXIV, 26; Sunrise
24, SNG Cop
275, SGCV II
4679, F, light marks, die wear, Lydia
, Sardes (Sart, Turkey) mint, weight
8.297g, maximum diameter
14.7mm, c. 485 - 420 B.C.; obverse
kneeling-running figure of the Great King
right, bearded, wearing crown and kidaris
, a quiver at his shoulder, transverse
spear downward in right hand, bow in extended left hand; reverse
irregular approximately rectangular punch; ex CNG e-auction 438, 262; ON LAYAWAY
Catalog current as of Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
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