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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  1. Achaemenid Silver Siglos NGC Very Fine 5x4 -2.34%
    Achaemenid Silver Siglos NGC Very Fine 5x4
    Struck roughly 2,400 years ago, this silver "siglo" depicts the Persian Hero-King running right holding a bow in one hand and a spear in the other. Evenly worn and well struck, it is an attractive coin overall for the assigned grade and has an incuse punch on the back that occurred when the coin was hand hammered so long ago. Learn More
    Now Only $875.00 Regular Price $896.00
  2. Darius I Silver Siglos NGC VF 4x5 -3.31%
    Darius I Silver Siglos NGC VF 4x5
    Struck over 2,500 years ago by the Persian Army, this intricate silver siglo is one of the first silver coins ever issued in human history. It is absolutely the first coin type of the Achaemenid Empire and was issued only in silver. Called a Type 1 design (out of 4) this depicts the Persian Hero King facing right with a bow, from the waist up. VERY rare in any condition and the coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    Now Only $4,850.00 Regular Price $5,016.00
  3. Achaemenid Silver Siglos NGC XF Star 5x5 -12.41%
    Achaemenid Silver Siglos NGC XF Star 5x5
    Issued around 2,400 years ago, this Persian Silver Siglo depicts the Persian Hero-King advancing right holding a bow in one hand and a spear in the other. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More
    Now Only $1,850.00 Regular Price $2,112.00
  4. 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
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  5. Lydia Croesus Light Stater NGC CHVF 5x3
    SOLD February 10th. Absolutely phenomenal looking coin for the grade and nearly 2,600 years old, this gold stater of Lydia was issued by King Croesus himself. Struck in bright yellow gold, the coin depicts a lion and bull on the obverse, thought to mean strength and virility. The reverse employs an incuse punch from when the coin was hand-hammered so long ago. Coins such as these do not come along often at all. Learn More
    $20,740.00
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