Royal Persian Coinage. ca. 450 to 330 BC. Rare type with Lion's scalp on reverse die.

Ancient Coins - Royal Persian Coinage. ca. 450 to 330 BC. Rare type with Lion's scalp on reverse die.
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I have seen this reverse type as described as a lion's scalp, and a lion's paw, and it could actually be either one depending on the way you look at it.

Denomination : Silver siglos.

Date : This type is though to have been issued between 420 and 375 BC.

Reference : BMC Arabia #122.

Size : 13.5 x 14.8 mm. Weight : 5.85 grams.

Grade : VF

Obverse : Persian King running right holding a bow in front and a dagger behind.

Reverse : Incuse irregular punch WITH A SMALL LION'S SCALP (OR PAW) which was engraved into the die. 

Examples with designs engraved into the reverse die are very scarce.

Price SKU: vcoin2015
US$ 185.00
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  • CAD 247.78

Rates for: 12/07/18

Ships from: Canada
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