5th-4th Centuries AV Daric AU*

ACHAEMENID PERSIA. Time of Xerxes II-Artaxerxes II (ca. 420-375 BC). AV daric (15mm, 8.38 gm). NGC AU ★ 5/5 - 5/5. Persian Great King in kneeling-running position right, wearing kidaris (crown with four points) and kandys (royal robe), holding transverse spear with round end on right hand and bow in left; quiver with three arrows over shoulder / Rectangular incuse punch with rough interior. Carradice Type IIIb, Group C. BMC Arabia pl. XXV, 12; Sunrise 28. The piece was so close to uncirculated it screams WOW.


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