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Ancients: PERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Darius I - Xerxes I (ca. 505-480 BC). AV daric (15mm, 8.34 gm). ...

2013 September 25 - 27, 30 & October 1 World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #3026

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Auction Ended On: Sep 25, 2013
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center, Room 103A
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Rare Greco-Persian Wars Daric
PERSIA. Achaemenid Empire. Darius I - Xerxes I (ca. 505-480 BC). AV daric (15mm, 8.34 gm).  Great King in kneeling-running stance right, drawing back bow and preparing to shoot arrow / Rectangular incuse punch with irregular interior surface. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 11). Meadows, Administration 319. Sunrise Collection 19. Rare early issue! Crisply struck and perfectly centered on a nice, oval flan. Lustrous. Extremely Fine.

This handsome gold daric (named after the Great King Darius I, who introduced the denomination) belongs to the second period of issue by the powerful Achaemenid state, circa 505-480 BC. This is one of the most momentous spans in history, as it corresponds with the most violent phase of the Greco-Persian Wars that convulsed the Ancient World 499-449 BC. This early daric type depicts the Great King kneeling and drawing a bow, preparing to shoot an arrow. Later issues somewhat simplified the design and show the King holding a spear and bow. Phase II darics, when offered, are almost always in Fine to Very Fine condition. This Extremely Fine example ranks as one of the finest in existence and compares very favorably to an example sold via private treaty recently for $27,500. 

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