Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for Sign-in or Join (free & quick) includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Double Daric, One of Three Known

PERSIA UNDER ALEXANDER. Mazaeus, as Satrap of Babylon (331-328 BC). AV double-daric (21mm, 17.19 gm, 12h).  Baaltars seated left, holding scepter in left hand and eagle, wheat stalk and grape wine in right / Lion leaping onto back of bull to left, within linear square frame. Treasures of Ancient Bactria (Miho Museum, 2002), 44 a and b (both ex Mir Zakah II deposit) var. (lion attacking bull to the right). For equivalent silver issues of Cilicia, cf. SNG Levante 100-106 and SNG France 352-353. See CNG Triton X (7 January 2007), lot 412 for an inferior example struck from the same dies. Good Very Fine.


This extraordinary and large gold piece has been provisionally dated to the transition period between the conquest and consolidation of Alexander the Great's great Eastern Empire. During this time Alexander employed many of the same provincial rulers, or satraps, who had previously served the Persian King Darius II in the same capacity. Mazaeus, satrap of Cilicia, was among them. Though uninscribed, the design of this piece is virtually identical to coins struck under Mazaeus while he served under Darius. Other "local" Babylonian coins were struck at this time including double-darics featuring the Persian running archer/ king motif. This is one of only three double-darics known of this type, and only the second with the reverse lion / bull motif facing left. 



Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
Sep-Oct, 2013
25th-1st
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 5
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 1,710

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

Heritage membership

940,605
bidder-members
$885,447,626
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 6 days left to consign to the 2015 September 16 - 21 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach!

Learn about consigning with us

Your performance in handling auctions should be used as industry standards for other auction companies to rise to!
G.D. ,
Albany, NY
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN
REALIZED $8,332,129
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,503,481
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,592,191

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved