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    ACHAEMENID PERSIA. Darius I-Xerxes I (ca. 505-480 BC). AV daric (15mm, 8.32 gm). NGC AU 4/5 - 3/5, brushed. Persian Great King in kneeling-running stance right, wearing cidaris (crown) and candys (royal robe), quiver slung on back, drawing back bow and preparing to shoot arrow; exergual line below / Rectangular incuse punch with irregular interior surface. Carradice Type II (pl. XI, 11). Meadows, Administration 319. Sunrise 19. Rare early issue. Well struck and nicely framed on an attractive oval flan.

    Ex Heritage Auction 3026 (Long Beach, 25 September 2013), lot 23174.

    After the conquest of the Lydian Kingdom circa 546 BC, the Achaemenid Persian empire quickly adopted the Lydian concept of coinage and converted the recently invented gold stater into a new denomination, the daric, named after the Persian Great King Darius.

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