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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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  • Persian Gold Daric TY 3 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
    $3,536.00

  • Mithridates VI Pegasus Silver Tetradrachm NGC XF 5x2

    Mithridates VI ruled from 121-91 B.C. The obverse is incredibly detailed for the assigned grade. Coin pictured is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    $4,830.00

  • King Croesus Gold Stater "Light Series" NGC CHAU 5x3

    WOW! This amazing full gold stater from Lydia is an absolute masterpiece and seldom seen finer than this. Struck around 560 B.C., it depicts the lion and bull obverse design with an incuse punch on the back. We cannot emphasize enough the rarity and outstanding quality of the current coin. In recent years there have been more of the older, heavier staters that have come to light, shifting attention to these long-overlooked light series gold staters. Learn More

    Regular Price: $57,420.00

    Special Price $56,500.00

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  • Croesus Silver Full Stater NGC Very Fine 5x3

    This Lydian full silver stater was issued by King Croesus sometime around 560 B.C and has been preserved nicely over the past 2,600 years. It is known to be the first true silver coinage ever issued and is very desirable as a result, particularly the largest denomination of the series, the full stater. 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. This particular example has a lot of flash and luster--many survivors have been heavily corroded and worn over the years. 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
    $6,900.00

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