Royal Persian Coinage. ca. 485 to 420 BC. Silver Siglos.

Ancient Coins - Royal Persian Coinage. ca. 485 to 420 BC. Silver Siglos.
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Denomination : Silver siglos.   Date : by Carradice to between 485 and 420 BC.

Reference : Sear Greek - 4682.  Carradice IIIb.

Size : 12.2 x 15.8 mm.  Weight : 5.49 grams.

Grade : Fine with minor encrustation (easily removed if you wanted to). Two minor bankers stamps.  The one on the reverse, if looked at from the right angle, might be a bird.

Obverse : Persian king running right holding a bow in front and a spear over his shoulder.

Reverse : Incuse rectangular punch.

It is my personal opinion that the dating sequence of these coins by Carradice is flawed, but at this point it is the best dating system available so I am listing the coins according to his system.

Recently we sold another example from this same set of dies, from the Darcy Phelan collection.

Price SKU: vcoin5028
US$ 59.50
  • € 48.65
  • £ 43.23
  • AUD 74.82
  • CHF 57.38
  • CAD 73.92

Rates for: 01/16/18

Ships from: Canada
Item sold