Coins from the Achaemenid Empire

The Achaemenid Empire (c. 550–330 BC), also called the First Persian Empire, was an ancient Iranian empire based in Western Asia founded by Cyrus the Great. Ranging at its greatest extent from the Balkans and Eastern Europe proper in the west to the Indus Valley in the east, it was larger than any previous empire in history, spanning 5.5 million square kilometers. Incorporating various peoples of different origins and faiths, it is notable for its successful model of a centralised, bureaucratic administration (through satraps under the King of Kings), for building infrastructure such as road systems and a postal system, the use of an official language across its territories, and the development of civil services and a large professional army. The empire's successes inspired similar systems in later empires.
Wikidata: Q389688

See also: Egypt (ancient), Greece (ancient), Judea, Phoenician cities, Persian satrapies, Indo-Parthian Kingdom, Indo-Sasanian Kingdom

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Daric (521 BC-330 BC)

1 AV Daric (8.4 g) = 20 AR Sigloi (5.35 g)

Available for swap ¼ Siglos - Artaxerxes II / Darius III (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type C)
(375 BC - 330 BC)

Silver (.950) • 1.27 g • ⌀ 10 mm
SNG Cop# 1041, Barclay VH# -
Siglos - Darius I (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 1st type)
(521 BC - 505 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.31 g • ⌀ 12 mm
SNG Cop# 278, BMC Greek# 197
Siglos - Darius I / Xerxes I (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 2nd type)
(510 BC - 480 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.30 g • ⌀ 12 mm
SNG Cop# 1027-1028
Siglos - Darius I / Artaxerxes II (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type)
(490 BC - 375 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.49 g • ⌀ 15 mm
SNG Cop# 1029-1030, BMC Greek# 15-69
Siglos - Darius I / Xerxes I (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type A)
(490 BC - 475 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.3 g • ⌀ 15 mm
SNG Cop# 1030, BMC Greek# 15
Siglos - Xerxes I / Darius II (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type B - early)
(485 BC - 420 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.5 g • ⌀ 15 mm
SNG Cop# 1030, Barclay VH# Plate I - 25, BMC Greek# 15-69
Siglos - Xerxes I / Artaxerxes II (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type B)
(470 BC - 420 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.34 g • ⌀ 13 mm
SNG Cop# 1030, BMC Greek# 69
Siglos - Artaxerxes I / Artaxerxes II (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type B - late)
(450 BC - 375 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.5 g • ⌀ 15 mm
SNG Cop# 1029, BMC Greek# 69
Siglos - Artaxerxes I / Darius III (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type)
(450 BC - 330 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5 g • ⌀ 14 mm
SNG Cop# 1031-1033-1041, BMC Greek# 176
Available for swap Siglos - Artaxerxes II / Artaxerxes III (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type B - late)
(405 BC - 338 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.1 g • ⌀ 15 mm
SNG Cop# 1029, Mitch AC# 110, BMC Greek# 69
Siglos - Artaxerxes II / Darius III (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type C - late)
(375 BC - 330 BC)

Silver (.950) • 5.5 g • ⌀ 14 mm
SNG Cop# 1031, Barclay VH# Plate I - 27, BMC Greek# 176
Daric - Darius I / Xerxes I (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 2nd type)
(510 BC - 480 BC)

Gold (.958) • 8.32 g • ⌀ 18 mm
BMC Greek# 184, SNG Cop# 1446
Daric - Darius I / Artaxerxes II (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 3rd type)
(490 BC - 375 BC)

Gold (.958) • 8.30 g • ⌀ 15.8 mm
SNG Cop# 1147, SNG Cop# 274, SNG Cop# 275, SNG Cop# 276, BMC Greek# 3

Numista referee for coins of this issuer is simoneo80.

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