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Ancient Persia

The Persian Empire (c.550-330 BC), also known as the Achaemenid Empire, created ancient gold and silver coins depicting the Persian Hero-King with a bow and other weapons over 2,500 years ago. The Achaemenid Empire was the largest empire at that period in ancient history, but fell to the invasion of Alexander the Great of Macedonia. 

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  • Mithridates II Silver Drachm NGC Choice VF

    Mithridates II ruled from 121-91 B.C. and these intricate silver drachms are much rarer than their price implies. In fact, we have never handled them before this current offering in any condition. Mithridates considered himself the "king of kings" and the Parthian empire reached its greatest during his rule. The obverse is incredibly detailed for the assigned grade and depicts a bust of Mithridates II facing left while the reverse is very finely engraved with several different letters and symbols, with the center showing Arsaces I holding a bow. These are great coins for the price and we only have a few available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $218.50

    Special Price $169.00

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  • Mithridates II Silver Drachm NGC XF

    Mithridates II ruled from 121-91 B.C. and these intricate silver drachms are much rarer than their price implies. In fact, we have never handled them before this current offering in any condition. Mithridates considered himself the "king of kings" and the Parthian empire reached its greatest during his rule. The obverse is incredibly detailed for the assigned grade and depicts a bust of Mithridates II facing left while the reverse is very finely engraved with several different letters and symbols, with the center showing Arsaces I holding a bow. These are great coins for the price and we only have a few available in Extremely Fine condition. Highly recommended and quite large in size--nearly the size of a modern-day quarter. Learn More

    Regular Price: $256.50

    Special Price $189.00

  • Mithridates II Silver Drachm NGC Choice XF

    Mithridates II ruled from 121-91 B.C. and these intricate silver drachms are much rarer than their price implies. In fact, we have never handled them before this current offering in any condition. Mithridates considered himself the "king of kings" and the Parthian empire reached its greatest during his rule. The obverse is incredibly detailed for the assigned grade and depicts a bust of Mithridates II facing left while the reverse is very finely engraved with several different letters and symbols, with the center showing Arsaces I holding a bow. These are great coins for the price and we only have a few available in Choice Extremely Fine condition. Learn More

    Regular Price: $294.50

    Special Price $219.00

  • Lydia Croesus Silver 1/2 Stater NGC Very Fine 5x5

    This silver half-stater dates back to 561 B.C. and is without a doubt the first issue of silver coinage ever produced. Struck by King Croesus of Lydia, the coin depicts a lion and bull design, with the lion thought to mean strength and the bull meant to imply fertility. Lydia, or modern-day Turkey, is the birthplace of coinage as we know it today. In our opinion, coins from this timeframe are highly undervalued and very desirable when available. Highly recommended. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive, only one available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,904.00

    Special Price $1,675.00

  • Croesus Silver 1/12 Stater NGC Choice Very Fine 5x3

    This Lydian 1/12th silver stater was issued by King Croesus sometime around 560 B.C. It is known to be the first true silver coinage ever issued and is very desirable as a result. The obverse shows an image of a lion and bull, representing strength and fertility. The reverse employs a double-incuse punch that happened when the coin was struck so long ago. The silver staters of Croesus were issued in six different sizes ranging from a full stater down to a tiny 1/24th stater. Learn More
    $1,972.00

  • Achaemenid Empire Silver Siglos NGC Choice Very Fine 4x2

    Persian Silver Siglos were struck over 2,300 years ago and are very popular today. This is the last design type issued, the Type 4 design, which shows the Persian Hero King with bow drawn ready to attack the enemy. In his other hand he is holding a dagger. This particular coin has a "chop mark" an ancient test cut that was done to make sure the coin was made of pure silver. Very cool, only one available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $1,562.50

    Special Price $1,375.00

  • Mithridates VI Gold Stater NGC Mint State

    Here we have a very attractive, mint state example of the gold stater struck under Mithridates who ruled from 120-64 B.C. The detail and strike on this particular example are very bold with remarkable detail on the obverse and reverse. The obverse depicts what is thought to be an image of Alexander the Great, with Athena, the goddess of War, on the reverse. Mint state examples are highly prized because these coins were produced under extremely crude conditions. Only one coin available. Learn More

    Regular Price: $3,644.80

    Special Price $2,990.00

  • Achaemenid Empire Silver Siglos NGC Choice Very Fine 3x5

    • Year: 5th-4th Centuries B,C, 
    • Weight: 5.58 grams
    • Metal: Silver
    • Obverse: Type 4 C Design with Bow and Dagger
    • Reverse: Incuse punch
    • Issue:  Carradice Type IVC
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    Regular Price: $2,176.00

    Special Price $1,750.00

  • Croesus Silver 1/2 Stater NGC Choice Very Fine 4x4

    Listed as #9 out of the 100 Greatest Ancient coins, this Half Silver Stater of King Croesus is first silver coinage ever issued in human history. Struck nearly 2,600 years ago by King Croesus of Lydia, the obverse depicts the lion and bull design, representing strength and virility. The reverse shows a double-incuse punch. Excellent coin for the price and very nice for the grade, with all detail fully evident. Learn More
    $2,040.00

  • Lydia Silver 1/2 Stater NGC Extremely Fine Star

    Struck nearly 2,600 years ago, these are widely known to be the first silver coins issued as currency in the history of mankind. Struck by King Croesus of Lydia, or modern-day Turkey, the coin depicts the Lion and Bull design, representing strength and virility. This example is very high end for the grade with complete originality. These coins are far rarer than their price may imply. . Learn More

    Regular Price: $2,720.00

    Special Price $2,490.00

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