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.
- Achaemenid Silver Siglos NGC Very Fine 5x4Struck 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 MoreNow Only $795.00 Regular Price $896.00
- Darius I Silver Siglos NGC VF 4x5Struck 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 MoreNow Only $4,850.00 Regular Price $5,016.00
- Achaemenid Silver Siglos NGC XF Star 5x5Issued 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 MoreNow Only $1,850.00 Regular Price $2,112.00