ACHAEMENID EMPIRE GOLD DARIC – CARRADICE TYPE IIIb OF THE 5th CENTURY BC LIKELY STRUCK BY XERXES OR DARIUS II – CHOICE AU NGC GRADED PERSIAN COIN (Inv. 17627)
PERSIA, ACHAEMENID KINGS. Ca. 485-420 BC.
Gold Daric, 8.29 g, 17 mm. Issue of Sardes struck under Xerxes I or Darius II, ca. 485-420 BC.
Obv. King running right, carrying bow and spear, quiver on shoulder. Rev. Incuse punch.
Carradice Type IIIb, Group A/B (pl. XIII, 27); Meadows, Administration, 321; BMC Arabia pl. XXIV, 26; Sunrise, 24.
NGC graded CHOICE AU, Strike 5/5, Surface 4/5, with great facial details of the king.