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ACHAEMENID KINGS GOLD DARIC – 5th CENTURY ISSUE WITH PORTRAIT-LIKE FEATURES ON THE KING – MINT STATE NGC GRADED GREEK PERSIAN COIN (Inv. 12148)

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PERSIA, ACHAEMENID KINGS.  Darius I – Xerxes II, ca. 485-420 BC.
Gold Daric, 8.33 g., 19 mm.
Obv. King running right, carrying bow and spear.
Rev. Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb A/B (pl. XIII, 27); BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26; Sunrise 24.
NGC graded MINT STATE, Strike 4/5, Surface 5/5, a well struck coin with a plachet that is virtually custom made to accommodate the entire figure of the king, his well realized features seemingly portrait-like.