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Siglos - Artaxerxes I / Darius III - 465-330 BC THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type

Siglos - Artaxerxes I / Darius III - 465-330 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type) -  obverse Siglos - Artaxerxes I / Darius III - 465-330 BC (THE ROYAL COINAGE - 4th type) -  reverse

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Features

Country Achaemenid Empire
(Persia)
Type Common coin
Years 450 BC - 330 BC
Value AR Siglos = 1/60 Mina (unit)= 1/20 Daric (1/20)
Metal Silver (.950)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 14 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized yes
References SNG Cop# 1031-1033-1041, BMC Greek# 176
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals Danish National Museum
by Various authors
(Einar Munksgaard)
A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum
by Reginald Stuart Poole, Barclay Vincent Head, Percy Gardner, Warwick William Wroth, George Francis Hill
(British Museum)

Obverse

Crowned king right, running with the akinakès in his right hand and bow in left.

Reverse

Incuse punch.

possibility of countermarks

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Type IV A - early (Stiff figure, shapeless body completely lacking a waist, often cartoon-like, sometimes pellets on arms, sometimes appears beardless, dotted exergue line)
Type IV B - middle (Stylistic formal figure, waist indicated, often pellets on sleeves, large eye, short beard, sometimes no quiver visible, dotted or plain exergue line, often smooth within the incuse)
Type IV C - late (Attractive formal regal figure, three or four annulets or pellets on chest, neat style, large head, long beard, usually v-shaped folds on front of kandys, usually stylistic drapery with broad semi-circular sweep of folds from the left knee back to the right heel, plain exergue line, irregular incuse)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (450 BC - 420 BC)  Type IV A - early (Artaxerxes I - Darius II)
ND (450 BC - 340 BC)  Type IV (Helmet) extremely rare
ND (450 BC - 340 BC)  Type IV (lion's head) extremely rare
ND (450 BC - 330 BC)  1/12 Siglos (0.44 gr)
ND (450 BC - 330 BC)  1/24 Siglos (0.26 gr) - Type IV (Artaxerxes I - Darius III)
ND (450 BC - 330 BC)  1/3 Siglos (1.81 gr)
ND (450 BC - 330 BC)  1/4 Siglos (1.30 gr) - Type IV (Artaxerxes I - Darius III)
ND (450 BC - 330 BC)  1/6 Siglos (0.88 gr)
ND (450 BC - 330 BC)  1/8 Siglos (0.70 gr) - Type IV (Artaxerxes I - Darius III)
ND (450 BC - 330 BC)  Type IV (Artaxerxes I - Darius III)
ND (420 BC - 375 BC)  1/4 Siglos (1.30 gr) - Type IV B - middle (Darius II - Artaxerxes II)
ND (420 BC - 375 BC)  Type IV B - middle (Darius II - Artaxerxes II)
ND (375 BC - 330 BC)  1/4 Siglos (1.30 gr) - Type IV C - late (Artaxerxes II - Darius III)
ND (375 BC - 330 BC)  1/8 Siglos (0.70 gr) - Type IV C - late (Artaxerxes II - Darius III)
ND (375 BC - 330 BC)  Type IV C - late (Artaxerxes II - Darius III)

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