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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 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

  • Achaemenid Gold Daric Type III NGC Choice About Uncirculated 4X5

    Extremely high quality, inexpensive example of a near-mint condition "type 3" gold Daric depicting the Hero-King advancing with bow and spear. The reverse has an incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck so long ago. Very nice gold coloration with original surfaces. It's hard to beat the pricing on these 2,400+ year old ancient gold coins -- this is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $3,375.00

  • 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

  • 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 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 5x4

    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
    $2,484.00

  • Persian Silver Tetradrachm NGC Choice Very Fine 3x3

    This is an amazingly rare coin in any condition. It depicts the Persian Hero-King running with bow drawn, ready to attack. This is a large silver tetradrachm--most Persian silver coins are smaller and called "siglos". It is the first of this design we've handled and even though it was circulated long ago, all detail is quite evident. Learn More
    $2,516.00

  • Croesus Gold 1/12 Stater NGC Extremely Fine 5x4-Light Series

    Struck nearly 2,600 years ago, this fractional 1/12th gold stater was issued by King Croesus of Lydia. The obverse depicts the lion and bull, representing strength and virility. The reverse shows a double incuse punch. These are known to be the first series of gold coins in human history. We can't emphasize enough how rare and important these coins are and to have the opportunity to own one in such a high grade is a rare feat indeed. Highly recommended. Learn More
    $6,120.00

  • Persian Gold Daric TY3 NGC About Uncirculated

    Very attractive gold Daric from the Persian empire dating back nearly 2,500 years. The image on the front shows the Persian Hero King running with a bow and spear. The reverse has an incuse punch. Very nice coin for the price and only one grade below mint condition. Learn More
    $6,732.00

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