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Achaemenid Coins

Coinage of the Achaemenid Empire was struck in gold and silver and can be broken down into four different design types. Type 1 was struck in silver only and is very rare in any condition. Type 2 was struck in both gold and silver and has the Hero-King with a drawn bow. Type 3 was struck in both metals and has the King with a bow and spear. Type 4 was struck in both metals and has the King with a bow and knife.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Artaxerxes Gold Daric TY3 NGC Mint State 4x4

    Nearly 2,400 years ago this stunning, mint condition Persian Daric was struck and has been preserved in an attractive mint condition. It has a 4x4 strike and surfaces, along with exceptional eye appeal. This is the "type 3" design, which depicts the Persian King advancing with bow and spear. Learn More

    Regular Price: $10,404.00

    Special Price $9,750.00

  • Achaemenid Gold Daric NGC Choice About Uncirculated 5x4

    This particular design type is the first and oldest of all Persian gold coins. Struck sometime around 500 BC, this intricate and attractive gold daric has been certified in Choice About Unc. condition by NGC Ancients. It is struck on a round flan and depicts the Persian Hero King running right, ready to attack the enemy with a drawn bow and a quiver on his back. The reverse has a simple, sole incuse punch that occurred when the coin was struck so long ago. This is an incredibly rare coin in any condition and it is very unusual to encounter one of these in a higher grade. If you're looking for a museum-quality coin to hold onto for a while, we highly recommend this "type 2" Persian daric. Coin shown is the exact coin you will receive. Learn More

    Regular Price: $23,120.00

    Special Price $22,250.00

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